Privacy advocates call on U.S. Congress to release information crucial for surveillance reform debate
Access Now joins more than 30 civil society organizations in calling for U.S. House Judiciary Committee leaders to release critical information regarding the current implementation of U.S. surveillance laws.
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Second anniversary of the Snowden revelations: Does Europe have something to celebrate?
Two years ago today, newspapers began reporting on what are now known as the “Snowden revelations”. These documents revealed how the US National Security Agency (NSA), in concert with intelligence agencies such as the UK Government Communication Headquarters (GCHQ), has been indiscriminately collecting the personal data of people all over the world. The disclosures that followed those initial reports exposed NSA spying programs such as PRISM, stirring outrage worldwide about the scope of human rights violations that these programs represent.
USA FREEDOM Act becomes law
In an important victory for privacy, President Barack Obama signed the USA FREEDOM Act into law.
Access Congratulates U.S. Senate for Passing Legislation to End Bulk Collection
Access congratulates the United States Senate for approving the USA FREEDOM Act of 2015.
Last night, sections of the PATRIOT Act expired
Last night, two incredible things happened. First, key surveillance provisions in the USA PATRIOT Act expired. For the first time since September 11, 2001, the United States Congress failed to renew these provisions and, accordingly, restricted the authority of U.S. surveillance agencies. Second, the United States Senate voted 77 – 17 to take up consideration of the USA FREEDOM Act, legislation that will ban bulk collection under certain authorities.
Access Congratulates U.S. Senate for Advancing Legislation to End Bulk Collection
Access today congratulates the United States Senate, which voted 77-17 to advance the USA FREEDOM Act of 2015.
Access Applauds House Vote on USA FREEDOM Act, Calls for Improvements in the Senate
Today, the USA FREEDOM Act of 2015 was approved by the House of Representatives by a vote of 338-88. Access welcomes the House’s passage of the bill as a step forward on the path toward meaningful surveillance reform.
Access to Senate: We Need a Better Bill
Access calls on Senate to strengthen USA FREEDOM Act of 2015 ahead of deadline
Better than nothing. Less than we deserve.
Nathan White, legislative director at Access, calls on U.S. congressmen and women to stand on the side of the people and vote to restrain our out-of-control surveillance agencies.