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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 National Security Letters received. This bicameral piece of legislation would…

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ALA to senate: “protect privacy and civil liberties”

Today, the American Library Association joined 38 other companies and civil liberties organizations to urge the Senate to protect Americans’ privacy when drafting new cybersecurity legislation. The coalition letter submitted to Congress by the group asks that new cybersecurity information sharing legislation maintains the privacy protections from the Cybersecurity Act…

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