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February 1, 2018

By Jake Laperruque

With #ReleaseTheMemo, Nunes Hopes You Won’t Understand FISA



Surveillance Cameras FISA, a highly complex law, has two provisions particularly relevant to the Nunes memo and the hypocrisy surrounding the Republicans’ sudden concern about it.

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Topics: Open Government, National Security

January 25, 2018

By Jake Laperruque

After 'Foreign Surveillance' Law, Congress Must Demand Answers from Intelligence Community



Capitol Surveillance Senators voting on a new NSA director should set a strong but simple condition for their approval: In order to be confirmed, the next NSA director must publicly commit to Congress that that the NSA will provide an estimate of the number of Americans affect

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Topics: Government Accountability

January 17, 2018

By Jake Laperruque

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



Capitol surveillance 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 tha

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Topics: Open Government, National Security

December 20, 2017

By Jake Laperruque

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



Body camera 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.

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Topics: Government Accountability

December 12, 2017

By Jake Laperruque

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



Surveillance Camera 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.

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Topics: Open Government, Whistleblower Protections, National Security

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