Feb 272015
 

Jason Koebler writes: ​In the immediate aftermath of the 9/11 attacks, Michael Chertoff, then head of the Justice Department’s criminal division, helped craft the Patriot Act, the law that extended the federal government’s authority to conduct mass surveillance. Then, he served as the Secretary of Homeland Security for four years. [Read More…]

Feb 262015
 
 February 26, 2015  Laws, Surveillance, U.S. No Responses »

Cheryl Miller reports: A bipartisan pair of state lawmakers on Wednesday unveiled a package of privacy bills that tackle issues ranging from car-data hacking to encryption standards for cloud-stored information. […] Three of the bills mentioned by Gaines and Gatto are already in print. SB 206 would ban state agencies from collecting [Read More…]