Tag Archives: Privacy of telecommunications

14Jun/15

UK terrorism law watchdog calls for major surveillance overhaul

David Anderson, Britain’s independent reviewer of anti-terrorism laws, says the framework overseeing the interception of emails, phone calls and online activity by police and spies needs a major overhaul.

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23May/15

U.S. Senate votes spell uncertain fate for domestic surveillance program

A bill to end U.S. spy agencies’ bulk collection of Americans’ telephone data, called the “USA Freedom Act”, is blocked in the United States Senate. A follow-up vote to extend for two months the current “USA Patriot Act” program which authorizes the collection of so-called telephone “metadata” also fails to pass.

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10Mar/15

Wikimedia files lawsuit challenging NSA mass surveillance

The American Civil Liberties Union files a lawsuit on behalf of Wikimedia Foundation and other organizations against the National Security Agency challenging the government’s mass surveillance program.
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