Today, the UN Human Rights Committee gave the U.S. low grades on privacy and national security surveillance practices, highlighting the gulf between current practices and intentional human rights standards.
Samuels, one of the most influential opinion writers in the country, has been a critical voice for many of the Center's core issues. We look forward to her important contributions that will continue to shape the public debate.
This misguided proposal will do little to reduce terrorism. It could harm national security efforts by directing resources based on unscientific theories and alienating the very communities who law enforcement relies on in combating terrorism.
The Brennan Center and the Electronic Frontier Foundation filed an amicus brief today arguing the government should not be allowed to classify information on the basis that it could be used as "anti-American propaganda."