Minority Leader, Mitch McConnell, may regret his filibuster on the USA Freedom Act. McConnell will now face a Republican caucus divided on how far NSA reforms should go when Congress votes on the USA Patriot Act re-authorization next year.
Commercial data brokers are collecting detailed, sometimes inaccurate, information about Americans and selling it to law-enforcement agencies with almost no oversight or regulation. The system needs to be reformed.
The Brennan Center and seven other privacy and civil liberties groups submitted a report to the United Nations Human Rights Council urging them to review the U.S.’s dragnet surveillance programs and their impact on human rights.