On July 30, 2013, ARL, together with 59 other privacy and civil liberties groups, sent this letter to the US Senate Judiciary Committee, calling on Congress to evaluate the National Security Agency's (NSA) surveillance programs and risks to civil liberties. Based upon such a review, the coalition urges Congress to enact critical reforms to ensure that government surveillance programs include robust safeguards for constitutional rights. Such reforms should include tightening the standards for collection and use of information, including communications metadata; increasing meaningful judicial authorization and review of such programs, and limiting the secrecy of such programs.
The coalition sent the letter in advance of the Judiciary Committee's July 31 hearing on the National Security Agency's (NSA) surveillance programs.
- Over 100 Civil Liberties Organizations and Internet Companies Demand Full-Scale Congressional Investigation of NSA Surveillance
- Letter Asking Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board to Urge Disclosure re NSA Surveillance (June 18, 2013)
- ARL Joins 86 Orgs, Internet Companies Demanding Committee Investigation, End to Dragnet Spying
- Institute for Internet Culture, Policy & Law to Highlight Privacy, Accessibility
- ARL Applauds Judiciary Committee Action to Reform Privacy Laws
- Letter Urging Representatives to Vote ‘No’ on H.R. 3523, the Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act of 2011 (CISPA) (Apr. 16, 2012)
- Membership Meeting 2011 (Spring): Legal Issues in Building Social Media Collections