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Strict Penalties for Identity Theft Against Active-Duty Service Members

Ohio takes identity theft (known as identity fraud throughout the state) seriously. In fact, if you are arrested for identity fraud, you face felony charges. Depending on the circumstances of the crime, you may be charged...more

Capital Thinking: Defense

Defense Authorization, Budget And the Sequester - The Fiscal 2014 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) (S.1197) is expected to come to the floor on Wednesday, November 13. The Military Justice Improvement Act (S....more

Lessons Learned: Security Clearances After Snowden

In the past few years, a series of high profile leaks of classified and top secret national security materials, including the WikiLeaks scandal and, more recently, Edward Snowden’s disclosure of the NSA PRISM program, has...more

New Oregon Employment Laws for 2013-2014

Employers with employees in Oregon are directly affected by several new laws recently passed by the legislature, while a new City of Portland sick leave ordinance also affects many employers with employees working in the City...more

Privacy Monday - Breaches, lawsuits and legislation this Monday, July 15

Programming Error Leads to “Low Tech” Data Breach at Indiana Family and Social Services Administration - Although it started with a programming error, the breach itself was paper document. Apparently, a programming...more

State Law Update: Hawaii and California Take Actions on Mortgages and Privacy

California AG Announces Privacy Enforcement Unit. On July 19, California Attorney General Kamala Harris announced the creation of the Privacy Enforcement and Protection Unit. The unit will combine the various existing privacy...more

Final US ITAR Rule on Dual and Third Country Nationals Raises New Challenges

Today, the U.S. State Department’s Directorate of Defense Trade Controls (DDTC) published in the Federal Register the final rule containing its long-awaited amendments to the International Traffic in Arms Regulations...more

Leadership lesson that hits home

A lewd video shows that the naval service needs a refresher course in effective management. Naval commanders see themselves as exemplary leaders for Constitution or Queen and Country. We, on the other hand, are contracted to...more

Wikileaks - Deception and Disinformation?

WIKILEAKS - DECEPTION AND DISINFORMATION? Perhaps more attention than is deserved is being given by government and the media to the release, by Wikileaks, of alleged "secret" diplomatic communications. In this "letter...more

Senate/Congress Judiciary Committee of USA Senate/ Congress Intelligence Committee of USA

Legal Claims in ACLU, CCR, CAIR, ALG, Plaintiffs… v. National Security Agency (NSA)

Subject: CASE SUMMARY: Mental torture, threats, intimidation, sabotage by USA's - NSA of an individual and family wrongfully approached outside of law for forced settlement of criminal charges filed in court....more

DARPA Issues BAA, Casting a Wide Net to Create CINDER to Address the Cyber Insider Threat

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency ("DARPA" or "the Agency") Strategic Technology Office issued a Broad Area Announcement ("BAA") on August 25, 2010 to address the unauthorized disclosure of sensitive national...more

US Withdrawal from Iraq Raises Questions about Future of Biometric Database

President Obama's address on the end of the combat mission in Iraq has left open the question of what will happen to the massive biometric databases on Iraqis, assembled by the United States, during the course of the...more

In Re NSA Telecommunications Records Litigation (this document relates to CCR v. Bush)

Order Re: Joint Status Report

This case is brought by the Center for Constitutional Rights on behalf of lawyers and others working with the Guantanamo Bay prisoners. It is based on the chilling effect on their ability to defend their clients due to the...more

In Re NSA Telecommunications Records Litigation (document relates soley to Al-Haramain v. Obama)

Government Defendants' Notice of Submission To Court of Appeals

This case alleges targeting of the leaders of an Islamic charity and their lawyers by the admitted, targeted warrantless wiretapping by the NSA. It is based on a document that was accidentally disclosed to the plaintiffs by...more

EFF Supports JUSTICE Bill to Reform the USA PATRIOT Act and Repeal Telecom Immunity

On December 31, three provisions of the USA PATRIOT Act that broadly expanded government surveillance authority in the wake of 9/11 are set to expire.1 The Obama Administration made clear in a letter this week to Senate...more

In Re NSA Telecommunications Litigation (Relates solely to Al-Haramain v. Obama)

Plaintiffs' Reply to Government Defendants' Opposition to Plaintiffs' Motion for Partial Summary Judgment....

This case alleges targeting of the leaders of an Islamic charity and their lawyers by the admitted, targeted warrantless wiretapping by the NSA. It is based on a document that was accidentally disclosed to the plaintiffs by...more

In Re NSA Telecommunications Records (relates solely to Al-Haramain)

Defendants' Notice of Motion, Fourth Motion To Dismiss & for Summary Judgment; Memorandum in Support....

This case alleges targeting of the leaders of an Islamic charity and their lawyers by the admitted, targeted warrantless wiretapping by the NSA. It is based on a document that was accidentally disclosed to the plaintiffs by...more

In Re NSA Telecommunications Records (relates solely to Al-Haramain)

Plaintiffs' Motion for Partial Summary Judgment

This case alleges targeting of the leaders of an Islamic charity and their lawyers by the admitted, targeted warrantless wiretapping by the NSA. It is based on a document that was accidentally disclosed to the plaintiffs by...more

In Re NSA Telecommunications Records Litigation (Al-Haramain v. Bush)

Briefing Order

This case alleges targeting of the leaders of an Islamic charity and their lawyers by the admitted, targeted warrantless wiretapping by the NSA. It is based on a document that was accidentally disclosed to the plaintiffs by...more

In Re NSA Telecommunications Records Litigation (Clayton v. AT&T., et al.)

Order Granting US's Motion for Summary Judgment (in US v Clayton, US v Reishus, US v Farber, US v Palermino & US v Volz) and...

The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) filed a class-action lawsuit against AT&T on January 31, 2006, accusing the telecom giant of violating the law and the privacy of its customers by collaborating with the National...more

In Re NSA Telecommunications Records Litigation

Order Granting United States' Motion To Dismiss

The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) filed a class-action lawsuit against AT&T on January 31, 2006, accusing the telecom giant of violating the law and the privacy of its customers by collaborating with the National...more

In Re NSA Telecommunications Records Litigation (Al-Haramain v. Obama)

Government Defendants' Response to Court's Order to Show Cause

This case alleges targeting of the leaders of an Islamic charity and their lawyers by the admitted, targeted warrantless wiretapping by the NSA. It is based on a document that was accidentally disclosed to the plaintiffs by...more

In Re NSA Telecommunications Records Litigation (Al-Haramain v. Obama)

Plaintiffs' Memorandum Addressing Appropriateness and Feasibility of Motion By Plaintiffs for Summary Judgment of Liability Under...

This case alleges targeting of the leaders of an Islamic charity and their lawyers by the admitted, targeted warrantless wiretapping by the NSA. It is based on a document that was accidentally disclosed to the plaintiffs by...more

In Re NSA Telecommunications Records Litigation (McMurray v. Verizon)

Government Defendants' Reply Brief in Support of Their Motion To Dismiss Plaintiffs' Complaint

The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) filed a class-action lawsuit against AT&T on January 31, 2006, accusing the telecom giant of violating the law and the privacy of its customers by collaborating with the National...more

In Re NSA Telecommunications Records Litigation (McMurray v. Verizon)

Reply Brief in Support of Telecommunications Carrier Defendants' Motion To Dismiss

The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) filed a class-action lawsuit against AT&T on January 31, 2006, accusing the telecom giant of violating the law and the privacy of its customers by collaborating with the National...more

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