Privacy

The nature and scope of privacy rights—at home and abroad—remains hotly contested.

All Your Voter Data Are Belong To Us

6/30/17  //  In-Depth Analysis

Kris Kobach just asked for help building a national voter file in two weeks. That’s massively irresponsible. And it might well be illegal.

Justin Levitt

Loyola Law School

Updates | The Week of June 5, 2017

6/11/17  //  Daily Update

Senator Tom Cotton seeks to make Section 702 of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act permanent.

Updates | The Week of May 8, 2017

5/14/17  //  Daily Update

A fight is brewing in Congress over the reauthorization of one of the country's most significant surveillance laws.

Updates | The Week of April 10, 2017

4/16/17  //  Daily Update

A group calling itself the Shadow Brokers dumped a cache of stolen NSA hacking tools on Saturday, a leak Grayson Clary found rather underwhelming.

Updates | The Week of April 3, 2017

4/9/17  //  Daily Update

The FCC repealed broadband privacy regulations, but Orin Kerr notes that the Wiretap Act provides a substantial check on privacy incursions by broadband providers. In response to "extreme vetting," Members of Congress introduced legislation banning warrantless cellphone searches at the border.

Updates | The Week of March 27, 2017

4/2/17  //  Daily Update

Congress passed legislation allowing internet service providers to market customers' browsing history to third parties. In a rare en banc session, the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court will consider the ACLU's claim that it has standing to assert a First Amendment right to see FISC decisions upholding the government's bulk data collection program.

Updates | Week of March 20, 2017

3/26/17  //  Daily Update

Top law enforcement officials missed key issues about incidental surveillance of Americans. Incognito messaging by federal employees may raise legal questions.

The Story Thus Far: Privacy & Surveillance

3/16/17  //  Daily Update

Since Trump's election, the privacy rights of foreigners (and in some cases of U.S. citizens) have grown still more precarious. Here are some useful analyses of the story thus far.