EPIC’s Intervention in Liberty, et al’s Appeal to the European Court of Human Rights

10 Human Rights Organizations and Others v. United Kingdom, App No. 24960/15

On March 18, 2016, the Electronic Privacy Information Center (EPIC) filed a third-party intervention Continue reading EPIC’s Intervention in Liberty, et al’s Appeal to the European Court of Human Rights

Article 19’s Intervention in Liberty, et al’s Appeal to the European Court of Human Rights

10 Human Rights Organizations and Others v. United Kingdom, App No. 24960/15

On March 4, 2016, a third-party intervention was filed by Article 19 Continue reading Article 19’s Intervention in Liberty, et al’s Appeal to the European Court of Human Rights

Continuation of Twitter’s lawsuit for disclosure in the wake of the USA Freedom Act

Twitter, Inc. v. Lynch et al, No. 4:2014cv04480 (N.D. Cal. 2015)

On October 13, 2015, Judge Yvonne Gonzalez Rogers dismissed Twitter’s action seeking to disclose the exact numbers of National Security Letters (“NSL’s”) and FISA Orders, if any, that it had received about user accounts. Continue reading Continuation of Twitter’s lawsuit for disclosure in the wake of the USA Freedom Act

European Ombudsman’s Decision on Access to Documents Pertaining to GCHQ Surveillance

Decision in case 2004/2013/PMC on the European Commission’s handling of an access to documents request relating to the surveillance of the internet by UK intelligence services (Nov. 5, 2015)

The Ombudsman concluded that the European Commission had engaged in serious maladministration by refusing to provide valid reasons for denying the public access to its letters to UK authorities and citizens’ complaints pertaining to surveillance by the GCHQ. Continue reading European Ombudsman’s Decision on Access to Documents Pertaining to GCHQ Surveillance

U.S. v. Hassanshahi: no suppression of evidence obtained through the DEA metadata database

United States v. Hassanshahi, Criminal Action No.:13-0274, 2015 WL 7303515 (D.D.C. Nov. 19, 2015) Continue reading U.S. v. Hassanshahi: no suppression of evidence obtained through the DEA metadata database