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[Heads up] The Day We Fight Back: Feb 11th day of action on surveillance and privacy reforms

On Tuesday, February 11th, library supporters are asked to mount a major action to urge Congress to pass major reforms to our surveillance laws. As part of The Day We Fight Back, thousands of websites will host banners urging people

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Posted in Cybersecurity, Library Advocacy, OGR, Public Libraries, School Libraries, Telecommunications

What’s next for surveillance reform?

Library advocates can expect 2014 to be a year full of privacy and surveillance issues. The potential for reform of our country’s surveillance laws and programs is serious business and will take dedicated association and grassroots resources to contribute to

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Posted in Cybersecurity, Government Information, Library Advocacy, OGR

What does a New Year bring to our privacy and surveillance?

The article below is the first in a two-part series about surveillance. Thinking about resolutions or intentions for 2014 On this last day of 2013, like most of us, I’ve been thinking about new opportunities and challenges for American Library

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Posted in Cybersecurity, Government Information, Library Advocacy, OGR

New Freedom Act could reform PATRIOT Act

Today, Senator Patrick Leahy (D-VT) and Representative Jim Sensenbrenner (R-WI) introduced the USA FREEDOM Act, a bill that would place restrictions on bulk phone and internet government surveillance, and permit companies to make public the number of FISA orders and

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Posted in Legislation, Library Advocacy, OGR

Representatives Goodlatte and Sensenbrenner to offer reform proposals to the USA PATRIOT Act

The House Judiciary Committee (HJC) held a closed hearing on the morning of September 18th to hear from senior intelligence officials. Reports about the hearing indicate that current HJC Chairperson, Bob Goodlatte (R-VA) is “convinced that further protections are necessary;”

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Posted in Intellectual Freedom, Legislation, OGR

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