Michelle Richardson is a legislative counsel in the American Civil Liberties Union’s Washington Legislative Office working on cybersecurity, surveillance, and privacy.
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Friday, May 22, 2015
An Extension of the Patriot Act Is a Vote for Unconstitutional Snooping
When you hear the phrase "Patriot Act," if you think of massive government surveillance, top-secret data collection, and the enormous National Security Agency program gathering information about Americans' phone calls, then you're likely thinking of Section 215. Section 215 is known as the "...
Tuesday, June 11, 2013
Roll Back the Surveillance State
Because of the extraordinary revelations last week by the Guardian, Congress and the American people now know that the Patriot Act is being used by the National Security Agency to collect the phone records of all Americans, every day. There’s no more debate about whether the government, and the military at that, is spying on us: only whether Congress is going to stop them.