Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act

On January 17, 2014, President Obama delivered a major speech addressing reforms to government intelligence-gathering and surveillance activities. The President discussed the need to advance national security while strengthening protections for privacy and civil liberties, improving transparency in intelligence programs, engaging in continual oversight, and rebuilding trust among foreign leaders and citizens.
Continue Reading President Obama Calls for Major Changes in National Security Surveillance Programs

The Obama Administration is finalizing its review of a statutory electronic surveillance proposal initially developed by the FBI to address concerns regarding the widening gap between law enforcement agencies’ legal authority to intercept electronic communications and their practical ability to actually obtain the information.
Continue Reading Obama Administration Considering Electronic Surveillance Proposal to Address “Going Dark” Problem

The United States Supreme Court’s recent decision in a FISA case is likely to have a significant impact on privacy and data breach-related class actions, possibly thwarting the ability of individuals affected by breaches to assert standing based on a fear of possible future harm.
Continue Reading Supreme Court Finds Lack of Standing to Challenge Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act