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The Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court is no longer serving its constitutional function of providing a check on the executive branch’s ability to obtain Americans’ private communications.
Michael German testified in front of the Senate Judiciary Committee about how current Justice Department guidelines fail to protect whistleblowers from retaliation.
The Brennan Center, along with 25 civil liberties groups, urged the Senate Intelligence Committee to fix several privacy gaps in an upcoming cybersecurity bill.
Intelligence officials have gone to great lengths to avoid accountability and oversight, which is exactly what is needed as Americans' privacy and civil liberties are being exploited in the name of national security.
This resource page is intended to provide the journalists, policy-makers, and the public information about Countering Violent Extremism programs.