Report Calls for Stronger Privacy Laws In Response to Increased Surveillance

by Sabrina I. Pacifici on February 22, 2006

CDT: “A new report by CDT details a widening gap between the technology that collects sensitive personal data and the laws designed to protect that data against government misuse. The National Security Agency’s domestic spying program, the Justice Department’s efforts to obtain millions of Internet search records, the government’s use of cell phones to track suspects, and other developments highlight the law’s failure to keep pace with technological advances, according to “Digital Search & Seizure: Updating Privacy Protections to Keep Pace with Technology.” Stronger laws are needed to ensure that Americans retain their constitutional privacy protections, the report finds.”

  • CDT Press Release: Digital Technology Makes Surveillance Easier; Stronger Laws Needed, Report Finds February 22, 2006
  • CDT Report: Digital Search and Seizure [PDF]
  • Fourth Amendment Basics
  • Postings on domestic surveillance
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