Electronic communications are the modern equivalent of private papers, which the government cannot simply sweep up en masse. The outcome of this case will likely have tremendous implications for privacy rights in the digital age.
A coalition of privacy groups from across the ideological spectrum urged the Director of National Intelligence to disclose how many Americans the NSA is spying on under a law targeting foreigners overseas.
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.