The Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board’s Disappointing Report on PPD-28 Implementation

President Obama set principles to guide & limit foreign electronic surveillance in PPD-28 but the devil was always in the details of implementation. A 2016 PCLOB report–now public–fails to deliver those answers.

Source: The Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board’s Disappointing Report on PPD-28 Implementation

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Document: Privacy Oversight Board Report on Signals Intelligence Policy – Lawfare

In response to a Freedom of Information Act request from New York Times reporter Charlie Savage, the Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board (PCLOB) has declassified its implementation report on Presidential Policy Directive 28: Signals Intelligence Activities (PPD-28). PPD-28 was signed by President Obama in January of 2014 and provides principles guiding “why, whether, when, and how the United States conducts signals intelligence activities.”

Source: Document: Privacy Oversight Board Report on Signals Intelligence Policy – Lawfare

The ‘Big Brother Watch’ Ruling on U.K. Surveillance Practices: Key

He is in Texas but has a Joisey accent: goivernment!

Last month the European Court of Human Rights found that various U.K. surveillance practices violate the Right to Privacy in the European Convention. The case is a great opportunity to better

Source: The ‘Big Brother Watch’ Ruling on U.K. Surveillance Practices: Key

Document: Justice Department Updates U.S. Attorneys’ Manual

On a related note and the manual concept in general, apparently not every one RFTM or follows it. I am not being totally Scalianish or Freudian; that fierce independence thing has some Western frontier child play component or … roots 🙂 

Among the additions to the manual is a new section on “Disclosure of Foreign Influence Operations.”

Source: Document: Justice Department Updates U.S. Attorneys’ Manual

Trump Declassifying Page, Ohr Records Will Have Broader Effects | Just Security

Blanket declassification of information related to the Page FISA warrant and Ohr’s counterintelligence work will have significant consequences beyond the Russia investigation.

Source: Trump Declassifying Page, Ohr Records Will Have Broader Effects | Just Security

What Happened at the Court: The Hasbajrami Oral Argument on Section 702 of FISA and the Fourth Amendment

After argument in U.S. v. Hasbajrami, the Second Circuit now has the opportunity to address some of the serious Fourth Amendment issues that Congress ignored in FISA Reform. New analysis by Sharon Bradford Franklin

Source: What Happened at the Court: The Hasbajrami Oral Argument on Section 702 of FISA and the Fourth Amendment