On September 30, 2013, ARL, together with 71 other privacy and civil liberties groups, sent this letter to the US Senate and House Judiciary Committees, calling on Congress to "provide greater transparency around national security-related requests by the US government to Internet, telephone, and web-based service providers for information about their users and subscribers." Based upon such a review, the coalition gives its strong support in favor of the Surveillance Transparency Act of 2013 and the Surveillance Order Reporting Act of 2013.
The coalition sent the letter to urge Congress to hold hearings for these bills, and it was a follow up to the July 18 letter (PDF) that the coalition wrote to the Senate Judiciary Committee.
- Letter Asking Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board to Urge Disclosure re NSA Surveillance (June 18, 2013)
- ARL, Coalition Voice Support for Surveillance Transparency Legislation
- ARL Joins Coalition in Urging Congress to Evaluate, Reform NSA Surveillance
- ARL, Coalition Request Public Report on Government Surveillance