Not only does data-mining pose risks to civil liberties, but there is substantial consensus among scientists and national security experts that the use of big data is ineffective in fighting terrorism.
The Brennan Center filed comments in response to the Sentencing Commission’s notice of proposed amendments to the federal sentencing guidelines that help judges determine appropriate sentences for federal offenders.
In comments submitted on the Securities and Exchange Commission's 2014-2018 Strategic Plan, the Brennan Center for Justice urged the agency to include rulemaking regarding the disclosure of corporate political spending.
The Brennan Center and ACLU direct the CFPB to consider evidence of abuse in bad-check enforcement programs, and misuse of civil contempt procedures in state and local courts to recover consumer debts.
Twenty-five privacy and civil liberties group sent a letter to the Office of Science and Technology Policy urging them to consider the public's opinion in their review of big data and privacy. OSTP granted their request.
The Brennan Center for Justice expressed its strong support for the Second Chance Reauthorization Act of 2013 in a letter to the Chairmen and Ranking Members of the House and Senate Judiciary Committees.