August 15, 2014
by Jason Kellam
JURIST Guest Columnist G. Alex Sinha of Human Rights Watch discusses US government surveillance and the attorney-client privilege American lawyers have been concerned for some time that the legally protected space for attorney-client communications is shrinking. But recent reports detailing ...[read more]
August 1, 2014
by Bradley McAllister
UN Special Rapporteur on freedom of religion or belief Heiner Bielefeldt on Thursday reported serious violations of religious freedom persist in Vietnam. Bielefeldt announced three of his planned visits were interrupted and Vietnamese security agents monitored his visit closely. I received ...[read more]
July 17, 2014
by Nicholas Tomsho
UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay expressed concern Wednesday over the widespread lack of transparency in governmental digital surveillance practices. The High Commissioner criticized a lack of accountability in both targeted and broad scope surveillance and condemned the practice ...[read more]
July 15, 2014
by Kimberly Bennett
Civil liberties groups on Monday sued the UK's Secret Intelligence Service (SIS) known as MI6, alleging that the agency accesses data from undersea cables in violation of the rights to private life and freedom of expression. The case will be heard by the Investigatory Powers Tribunal. The ...[read more]
July 5, 2014
by William Helbling
The German government summoned the US ambassador John B. Emerson on Friday after the arrest of a man who is claimed to be a US spy working surveillance throughout the country. The German foreign ministry believes that a 31 year old employee of the German intelligence service BND has been working ...[read more]
July 3, 2014
by William Hibbitts
The Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board (PCLOB) issued a report Wednesday endorsing the National Security Agency's (NSA) surveillance program before a final meeting to discuss and vote on the release of the report. The report contained the results of a study the board conducted on how the ...[read more]
May 23, 2014
by Jaclyn Belczyk
The US House of Representatives voted 303-121 Thursday to approve a bill that would curb the powers of the National Security Agency (NSA) to collect phone records. The USA Freedom Act would end the bulk collection of phone records and instead require the NSA to query phone companies about ...[read more]
April 16, 2014
by Peter Snyder
The new commissioner of the New York Police Department (NYPD) William Bratton announced Wednesday the disbanding of a surveillance unit used to spy on Muslim communities. The Demographics Unit, established in 2003, utilized plainclothes detectives to map communities both inside and outside New ...[read more]
April 7, 2014
by Cynthia Miley
The US Supreme Court on Monday denied early review of a constitutional challenge to the National Security Agency's (NSA) PRISM telephony bulk data collection program. Last December, a judge for the US District Court for the District of Columbia ruled that the NSA's program is likely ...[read more]
April 4, 2014
by William Helbling
Amnesty International (AI) announced on Tuesday the creation of a new global coalition that will work with world leaders to keep invasive surveillance systems and technologies out of the hands of dictators and oppressive regimes. The new organization is titled Coalition Against Unlawful ...[read more]

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