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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…

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CRS Resolution Introduced in the House

Yesterday advances were made in improving transparency in the federal government. Reps. Mike Quigley (IL-5) and Leonard Lance (NJ-07) introduced the Congressional Research Service Electronic Accessibility Resolution of 2012 (House Resolution 727), a resolution that creates a publicly available database of Congressional Research Service (CRS) reports and would thereby “enhance…

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ALA signs letter urging Obama administration to announce participatory process for developing transparency policy recommendations

OpenTheGovernment.org Press Release Open Government Advocates Urge Obama Administration to Announce a Participatory Process for Developing Transparency Policy Recommendations WASHINGTON, May 21, 2009 — More than 60 organizations and advocates concerned with government transparency recently called on the Obama administration to initiate a formal, transparent process that includes public input…

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ALA Sends Letter of Thanks to President Obama for Commitment to Openness and Transparency in Government

WASHINGTON, D.C. — American Library Association (ALA) President Jim Rettig sent a letter to President Obama yesterday, thanking him for his commitment to openness and transparency in government. On January 28, the ALA Council passed a resolution commending the President for recognizing the importance of openness, transparency and accountability in…

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