About POGO

Jake Laperruque

Senior Counsel

jlaperruque@pogo.org |

Civil Society Urges Congress to Rein in Surveillance Authorization

January 10, 2018

A bipartisan coalition of 44 organizations today urged members of the House of Representatives to vote "YES" on the USA RIGHTS amendment and "NO" on theFISA Amendments Reauthorization Act (S. 139) if the USA RIGHTS amendment does not pass.

Facts on FISA: Correcting the Record on the Section 702 House Floor Debate

January 17, 2018

As we move forward with this new iteration of Section 702, it’s critical to look back at the debate and correct the record on inaccurate statements about this law and the proposals to reauthorize it. The following is a compilation of all factual errors that I uncovered while reviewing the entire floor debate, with explanations and corrections.

Despite Years of Recommendations, Government Still Rewards Bad Policies for Body Cameras

December 20, 2017

If body cameras are to live up to their potential as an oversight mechanism meant to check abuse, rules need to be in place providing public access to body camera footage in a way that ensures accountability.

As Clock Ticks Down on Warrantless-Surveillance Authority, Congress Races to the Bottom

December 12, 2017

Efforts by Congress to reauthorize the controversial warrantless-surveillance authority vary significantly for privacy and whistleblower protections, but the latest is by far the worst.

January 9, 2018

Congress Is About to Vote On Expanding the Warrantless Surveillance of Americans

MotherBoard (VICE) | By Daniel Oberhaus

December 10, 2017

Thousands of surveillance cameras keep watch over Madison's public spaces

Wisconsin State Journal (McClatchy) | By Chris Rickert

December 8, 2017

Supreme Court Weighs Privacy of Cellphone Location Data

Bigger Law Firm Magazine | By Brendan Conley

January 12, 2017

House gives nod to expanded government spying powers until 2023

McClatchy | By Tim Johnson