Surveillance Transparency

EFF Submits Comments to ODNI Review Group

Last week the Electronic Frontier Foundation submitted comments in response to a call from the review group tasked by Director of National Intelligence James Clapper to look at the US' communication collection capabilities in light of the revelations about the extent and breadth of National Sec

A Push for Public Access in Surveillance Reform

Today, eighteen groups joined OpenTheGovernment.org to urge the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence to add public access to a bill improving Congressional oversight of Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court (FISC) decisions, orders and opinions.

EFF to Host Event Mobilizing Against NSA Surveillance

The weekend of October 26th, the 12th anniversary of the signing of the PATRIOT Act, the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) and the Stopwatching.us Coalition will host a weekend of grassroots training and rallying to petition Congress for an end to mass surveillance. Learn more about the event here.

Major EFF FOIA Victories Pulls Back the Curtain on Surveillance

The Electronic Frontier Foundation secured the release of hundreds of pages of documents related to the government’s interpretation of Section 215 of the PATRIOT Act through a FOIA lawsuit. The fully searchable documents include several orders from the FISA Court and provide increased insight into the law behind the NSA’s intelligence collection programs.

Through the Transparency Lens: An NSA Domestic Spying Primer

Earlier this June, documents published by the Guardian and the Washington Post revealed the great extent to which the National Security Agency (NSA) is scooping up Americans’ telephone and internet data as part of its surveillance programs. Below are brief descriptions of key words and terms for understanding the issues in play, and links to learn more.