Tagged: surveillance

HSDL Adds New Reports on Drone Strikes

The HSDL has recently added to its collection new reports on US drone strikes in the Middle East, focusing on Pakistan and Yemen.  The reports explore the legality of drone strikes in these areas, as many of them were found to have killed civilians rather than members of terrorist organizations....

The Snowden Affair: Web Resource Documents the Latest Firestorm Over the National Security Agency

The National Security Archive has collected content related to recent press disclosures about the National Security Agency (NSA) surveillance activities. The National Security Archive has compiled over 125 documents to provide important context about the legal and social ramifications of the Edward Snowden revelations. The compilation is titled "The Snowden...

Wiretap Report 2012

The Administrative Office of the United States Courts (AO) has released its Wiretap Report for 2012. The annual report to Congress examines “the number of federal and state ‘applications for orders authorizing or approving the interception of wire, oral, or electronic communications’”. The report also provides information on the number...

Government Surveillance Programs: Are They Allowed to Do That?

Following the reveal of two of the government’s broad surveillance programs last week, the American public has been left with many unanswered questions and general concerns regarding these programs’ purposes and legality. In an effort to answer these some of these questions, the Brennan Center for Justice has released a...

The NYPD and Muslim Mapping

Mapping Muslims: NYPD Spying and its Impact on American Muslims A report from the Muslim American Civil Liberties Coalition (MACLC), the Creating Law Enforcement Accountability & Responsibility (CLEAR) project, and the Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund (AALDEF) alleges that the New York City Police Department (NYPD) was engaged...

Use of Drones Domestically Could Pose Civil Liberties Issue

The use of unmanned aircraft carrying cameras often referred to as “drones” have been in the news regarding their use in places like Afghanistan and Yemen. The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) would like to set up safeguards to protect American’s privacy should drones be used for routine aerial surveillance...