The brief argues that “third-party doctrine,” which negates privacy protections for data held by a third-party service provider, should not apply to cell phone location information. The doctrine is a poor fit for the digital age.
Today, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit upheld an injunction against President Trump’s highly contested travel ban that targets six Muslim majority countries and blocks refugees from around the world.
On May 4, 2017, the U.S. State Department issued a request for emergency approval of a new information collection initiative that would enable consular officials to collect additional information from immigrant and nonimmigrant visa applicants.
Donald Trump’s vitriolic anti-Muslim campaign rhetoric was a preview for an unprecedentedly Islamophobic administration. This analysis identifies how the president and his White House staff have targeted Muslims, tangibly harming the American Muslim community.
Our new report shows that 'Countering Violent Extremism' programs rely on debunked methodology lacking any record of counterterror success, while providing a ready-made infrastructure for spying on American Muslim communities.
In an amicus brief accepted by the New York State Court of Appeals, the Brennan Center argued that Facebook should be allowed to protect the privacy of its users by challenging the constitutionality of "bulk" warrants for personal data.