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President called by ALA and partners to again threaten veto of privacy-hostile “cybersecurity” info sharing legislation advancing in Senate

As recently reported, Senate Intelligence Committee “markup” and approval of the privacy-hostile Cybersecurity Information Sharing Act of 2014 (CISA), S. 2588, was delayed until after Congress’ brief July 4 recess . . . but not for long.  Again meeting in

Posted in Cybersecurity, Legislation, Library Advocacy, OGR, Privacy & Surveillance, Washington Office News

When the watchdog whimpers: new report proposes no legal fixes for NSA’s warrantless “702” surveillance program

Created as an independent federal agency by Congress in 2007 to safeguard the public’s privacy and civil liberties in the wake of 9/11, the Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board (PCLOB) has just adopted and published its second major report

Posted in Cybersecurity, Intellectual Freedom, Legislation, Library Advocacy, OGR, Privacy & Surveillance

Scary “Zombie” Cybersecurity Legislation Lives Again in Senate

With the popularity these days of all things “zombie,” it was inevitable DD supposes that Congress would want to get in on the craze. The legislative proof first went by the killer name “Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act,” or

Posted in Cybersecurity, Intellectual Freedom, Legislation, Library Advocacy, Privacy & Surveillance

30+ civil liberties groups, 9 top tech CEOs, call on Congress to get surveillance reform right.

As recently reported in District Dispatch, the Senate Judiciary Committee is preparing to consider the latest House-passed version of the USA FREEDOM Act later this month.  As that “markup” nears, ALA and more than 30 other leading national civil liberties

Posted in Cybersecurity, Intellectual Freedom, Library Advocacy, Privacy & Surveillance

House committees break surveillance reform bill logjam; logrolling begins…

After months of outward inactivity, two key Committees of the House of Representatives with previously very different views of what the government’s surveillance powers should be have just breathed new life into long-stalled efforts to reform existing national security laws

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