U.S. Congress finally moves on surveillance reform, but it may be too little, too late
Here’s a look at what’s on the table for surveillance reform in the U.S., and how Congress should proceed to protect human rights and global commerce.
A new call for U.S. surveillance reform
Section 702 is the embodiment of mass surveillance. Here are realistic pathways to reform the law before the end of 2017.
How Edward Snowden started a conversation that is changing the world
Edward Snowden did the right thing when he exposed surveillance practices that damage human rights worldwide. He should be pardoned.
Three facts about US surveillance the European Commission gets wrong in Privacy Shield
In issuing the Privacy Shield data-transfer agreement, the European Commission has made critical errors when it comes to United States surveillance laws and practices.
Announcing the 2015 Heroes & Villains of Human Rights and Communications Surveillance
Today Access recognizes the individuals and groups that have either been champions of the 13 internationally recognized principles for human rights in communications surveillance (“Heroes”), or have undermined or violated those principles (“Villains”). These principles, called the International Principles on the Application of Human Rights to Communications Surveillance (or “the Principles”), have been endorsed by more than 400 civil society groups worldwide. They provide a framework for assessing whether government surveillance practices comply with international human rights obligations. Today marks the two-year anniversary of the Principles, which were publicly released on September 22, 2013.