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Tag: U.S. Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board (PCLOB)

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First 100 Days of human rights violations

28 Apr 2017

The first 100 days of the Trump administration have been a disaster for privacy and free expression, with consequences for people all across the globe. Here’s how we’re fighting back.

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First 100 Days of human rights violations
28 Apr 2017
First 100 Days of human rights violations
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Privacy Shield: Third unlawful instrument to be approved by EU this year

8 Jul 2016

The latest version of the Privacy Shield data-transfer agreement between Europe and the United States still fails to protect privacy.

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Privacy Shield: Third unlawful instrument to be approved by EU this year
8 Jul 2016
Privacy Shield: Third unlawful instrument to be approved by EU this year
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Access, EFF Comment to PCLOB Board

20 Dec 2015

This letter provides more background on Executive Order 12333, and asks for increased oversight of the scale and adequacy of other surveillance activities, the problem of over-classification, and the United States’ endorsement and implementation of international human rights principles on surveillance.

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Access, EFF Comment to PCLOB Board
20 Dec 2015
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The U.S. must respect the rights of all users

12 Nov 2014

The U.S. government believes that those who are not in the U.S. or who are not U.S. citizens or permanent residents — “non-U.S. persons” in official parlance — have few to no privacy rights to protect them from U.S. surveillance. Access provides four policy recommendations that would start the U.S. on a course towards respecting the human rights of all people.

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The U.S. must respect the rights of all users
12 Nov 2014
The U.S. must respect the rights of all users
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It’s exceptionalism. And I’m sick of it.

8 Oct 2014

The global population has become collateral damage in the race to collect surveillance data

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It’s exceptionalism. And I’m sick of it.
8 Oct 2014
It’s exceptionalism. And I’m sick of it.
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PCLOB report fails to consider the rights of non-U.S. persons or promote legislative reform

2 Jul 2014

The PCLOB failed to suggest any reforms that would protect the rights of non-U.S. persons, yet these are precisely the users most frequently and egregiously affected by Section 702 surveillance programs in its report released today.

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PCLOB report fails to consider the rights of non-U.S. persons or promote legislative reform
2 Jul 2014
PCLOB report fails to consider the rights of non-U.S. persons or promote legislative reform
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PCLOB report fails to consider the rights of non-U.S. persons or promote legislative reform

2 Jul 2014

PCLOB Section 702 surveillance report fails to consider the rights of those most affected by Section 702 mass surveillance programs, or address the pressing need for legislative reform.

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PCLOB report fails to consider the rights of non-U.S. persons or promote legislative reform
2 Jul 2014
PCLOB report fails to consider the rights of non-U.S. persons or promote legislative reform

U.S. top privacy board takes on extraterritorial surveillance

21 Mar 2014
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U.S. top privacy board takes on extraterritorial surveillance
21 Mar 2014
U.S. top privacy board takes on extraterritorial surveillance

US privacy oversight board slams legality & usefulness bulk data collection

23 Jan 2014

Access sees the PCLOB’s recommendations as a major step toward ending the practice of indiscriminate bulk collection of user data. While the report is limited in its scope, it makes bold statements casting doubt on both the legality and the utility of the NSA’s mass surveillance programs.

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US privacy oversight board slams legality & usefulness bulk data collection
23 Jan 2014
US privacy oversight board slams legality & usefulness bulk data collection

Anticipated PCLOB reports: Classified? Toothless?

14 Jan 2014

Last week, the Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board (PCLOB) released a statement detailing plans to release not just one, but two reports on NSA surveillance programs. The Board will release one report on metadata collection under PATRIOT Act Section 215 and the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court (FISC), expected in late January or early February, and a second report on the targeting of non-US persons under FISA Section 702, with an indeterminate release date. These reports come on the heels of a parallel report by the President’s Review Group on Intelligence and Communications Technologies, released in December 2013.

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Anticipated PCLOB reports: Classified? Toothless?
14 Jan 2014
Anticipated PCLOB reports: Classified? Toothless?