Candidates are taking the debate stage for the first time in the general election, and are likely to discuss crime, policing, and national security. New data analysis and briefing memos unpack some of the rhetoric around these issues.
“Predictive Policing” computer systems — which use data to forecast where crime will happen or who will be involved — provide a “misleading and undeserved imprimatur of impartiality,” and rely on profoundly limited and biased data.
A new report from the Office of the Inspector General for the New York City Police Department found that the NYPD failed to follow rules that are critical to guarding against open-ended surveillance and abuse.
Yesterday, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit unanimously ruled, in Microsoft Corporation v. United States of America, that a domestic search warrant cannot compel American companies to provide emails stored outside the United States.
The Brennan Center and 28 other civil liberties organizations called on the president to quickly nominate someone with a strong background in privacy and civil liberties to fill the vital position of PCLOB chair.
Brennan Center Liberty & National Security Program co-director Elizabeth Goitein will testify before the U.S. Senate Committee on the Judiciary on oversight and reauthorization of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) Amendments Act.
A bipartisan group of members of the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on the Judiciary sent a letter to the Director of National Intelligence, urging him to provide an estimate of Americans’ communications swept up under Section 702.
More than 30 organizations sent a letter to the Director of National Intelligence and the Director of the NSA, urging them to halt reported changes to rules governing how the NSA can share the data it collects through overseas surveillance.