The US Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit rejected on Friday challenges to the Federal Communications Commission's (FCC) plan to expand broadband Internet service to rural areas. The FCC's plan is a $4.5 billion program which subsidizes high-speed Internet services in high-cost rural areas. ...[read more]
JURIST Contributing Editor Marjorie Cohn of the Thomas Jefferson School of Law discusses two recent decisions on the constitutionality of the National Security Agency's (NSA) metadata collection program ...Edward Snowden, who worked for the National Security Agency (NSA), revealed a secret order ...[read more]
The US Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit on Tuesday struck down Federal Communications Commission (FCC) rules that required broadband providers to employ nondiscriminatory practices in the treatment of Internet content. In a 63-page opinion, Judge David Tatel explained how the ...[read more]
The US Supreme Court on Monday denied the petition for certiorari in a case challenging the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court (FISC) April order requiring Verizon to turn over data to the National Security Agency (NSA) including US telephone calls and Internet exchanges. The case, brought by ...[read more]
An EU Parliament Committee on Tuesday approved broad legislation aimed at providing greater data protection for Internet users in the wake of the revelation of the US National Security Agency (NSA) PRISM program. If passed, the legislation would empower Internet users to demand that companies with ...[read more]
A three-judge panel for the US Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit suggested Monday during oral arguments that the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) 2011 "Open Internet" rules may be invalidated in whole or in part. Verizon has filed suit twice in three years alleging that ...[read more]
7/16/2013: Nineteen organizations file suit against the NSA for violation of their First Amendment right of association.
6/23/2013: Edward Snowden leaves Hong Kong for Moscow after Hong Kong denies a US request for extradition.
6/21/2013: Edward Snowden is charged with espionage in the US
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JURIST Guest Columnist Tung Yin of the Lewis & Clark Law School says that the key issue in assessing the espionage charge against Edward Snowden is whether his disclosure of the gathering of call data harmed the US or helped a foreign nation...Several weeks ago, The Guardian's Glenn Greenwald ...[read more]
The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), in conjunction with the New York Civil Liberties Union filed suit Tuesday against the National Security Agency (NSA) challenging its recently revealed phone data collection. As a Verizon business network services customer, the ACLU argues that the program ...[read more]
The National Security Agency (NSA) is collecting call data from Verizon customers under a top secret court order published by The Guardian Wednesday. The court order, granted by the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court (FISC) to the FBI in April, requires Verizon to turn over information about ...[read more]