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Facial Recognition Technology Regulation: A Practical Guide for Congress

Facial Recognition Technology Regulation: A Practical Guide for Congress

The dearth of accountability safeguards as government agencies acquire facial recognition technologies prompted Open the Government and a growing list of civil society groups to urge Congress to swiftly regulate   Read Full


Enough with Congressional Hearings on Facial Recognition: Pointers to Regulate the Technology

Recent news headlines about federal agencies using facial recognition technology to scour state databases around the country for Americans’ driving licenses without their knowledge or permission is rightfully drawing the   Read Full


CIA’s Expansion of “covert agent” definition would weaken oversight and accountability

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Section 305 (Division A) of S. 1589, the Intelligence Authorization Act for FY 2018, 2019, and 2020, would expand the definition of “covert agent” for purposes of prosecution under the   Read Full


New EPA FOIA Regulations Expand Politicization without Transparency

The Environmental Protection Agency is planning to implement substantial changes to the agency’s Freedom of Information Act regulations without giving the public an opportunity to comment. Although not yet finalized,   Read Full


OTG Releases Annual Report

It seems every day we see another headline describing an assault on accountable government. The attacks come at such an unrelenting pace, we risk becoming inured to secrecy, obfuscation and   Read Full


Poll: After Barr Letter, Overwhelming Majority Wants Full Mueller Report Released

Days after Attorney General William Barr released his four-page summary of special counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia investigation report, overwhelming majorities of Americans want the full report made public and believe   Read Full


OTG Launches Sunshine Week Report on Amazon, Government Security & Secrecy

OTG Launches Sunshine Week Report on Amazon, Government Security & Secrecy ‘Government Inc.’ report shows weak transparency requirements and accountability mechanisms for private companies even as they work on government contracts Washington,   Read Full


Politico/Morning Consult Poll: 68 percent want Mueller report made public

A majority of Americans want the report of special counsel Robert Mueller‘s investigation to be released, according to a poll released Wednesday.  According to a Politico/Morning Consult poll, 68 percent of voters surveyed support   Read Full


New poll: Almost 9 in 10 Americans want a public report on Mueller’s findings

Nearly nine in 10 Americans say Robert Mueller’s investigators should produce a full, public report on their findings, a sentiment that crosses party lines, according to a new CNN poll   Read Full


Protecting the public’s right to know about the Special Counsel’s investigation

More than three quarters of Americans think the report on Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into foreign influence in the 2016 presidential election should be released to the public.   Read Full