Tag Archives: Center for Democracy & Technology

Day of Action to Demand ECPA Reform

Today, the American Library Association is joining a nationwide day of action calling for reform of the Electronic Communications Privacy Act (ECPA), the law that says the government can access your email and documents in the cloud without a warrant. ECPA is one of the Internet’s most outdated laws — it was enacted in 1986, before most people had access ... Read More »

Google fellows connect over lunch and libraries

Yesterday, the American Library Association (ALA) Washington Office hosted the 2013 Google Policy Fellows in a lively discussion about libraries and national public policy and lobbying. The luncheon conversation, organized by ALA’s Google Policy Fellow Jamie Schleser, ranged from telecommunications, E-rate, and copyright to open access to government information, privacy, and surveillance. After an overview of the work done by ... Read More »

ALA joins Apple, Microsoft in demanding surveillance transparency

Today, the American Library Association (ALA) joined an unprecedented coalition of Internet companies and advocates to deliver a letter to the U.S. government demanding greater transparency around national security-related surveillance of Internet and telephone communications. Key civil liberties organizations and major companies like Apple, Facebook and Twitter joined in the effort with dozens of other companies and organizations, large and ... Read More »