The House Judiciary Committee took up a bill that aims to close loopholes that permit the government to collect Americans’ data in bulk. But more work needs to be ensure the content of American's communications.
The New York City Police Department announced an end to its Demographics Unit. Although a positive step forward, questions remain whether it will be enough to rebuild the trust of the city's Muslim community.
While the President Obama’s plan to end the NSA’s bulk collection of Americans’ data is a critical step forward, the administration still needs to answer key questions about when the government can search the data.
The Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board called for an end to the NSA's bulk collection program, echoing the growing consensus that the program poses an unwarranted threat to Americans' privacy.
The lack of consistency and oversight in intelligence-led policing directs resources away from traditional police work, violates individual liberties, and causes important counterterrorism information to fall through the cracks.
Mayor-elect Bill de Blasio announced William Bratton as the new commissioner of the NYPD. Both de Blasio and Bratton have an opportunity to rebuild partnerships between the police and the communities they serve.