Washington, DC – The Reform Government Surveillance (RGS) coalition today released a statement recognizing the publication of the European Commission’s draft adequacy decision on the EU-U.S. Data Privacy Framework. This draft adequacy decision follows the October 2022 U.S. Executive Order by President Joe Biden and regulations issued by U.S. Attorney General Merrick Garland. “RGS commends […]
The Reform Government Surveillance (RGS) coalition today released a statement supporting President Biden’s Executive Order on Enhancing Safeguards for United States Signals Intelligence Activities, implementing the EU-U.S. Data Privacy Framework agreement. “RGS applauds the Executive Order implementing the EU-U.S. Data Privacy Framework, which was agreed to with the European Commission earlier this year. The […]
The Reform Government Surveillance coalition (RGS) applauds the bipartisan House passage of the NDO Fairness Act introduced by Representatives Jerry Nadler and Scott Fitzgerald. The NDO Fairness Act strengthens the non-disclosure order (NDO) process by ensuring NDOs are only issued after meaningful judicial review of the need for secrecy. This bill is a significant step […]
The Reform Government Surveillance coalition (RGS) applauds the bipartisan Senate introduction of the NDO Fairness Act by Senators Patrick Leahy and Mike Lee. The NDO Fairness Act would strengthen the nondisclosure order (NDO) process by ensuring NDOs are only issued after meaningful judicial review of the need for secrecy. This bill is a significant step […]
Reform Government Surveillance supports the adoption of New York Assembly Bill A84A, the Reverse Location Search Prohibition Act, which would prohibit the use of reverse location and reverse keyword searches. This bill, if passed into law, would be the first of its kind to address the increasing use of law enforcement requests that, instead of […]
The Reform Government Surveillance coalition (RGS) applauds the House Judiciary Committee’s markup and passage of the NDO Fairness Act. This bipartisan bill strengthens the nondisclosure order (NDO) process by ensuring NDOs are issued after meaningful judicial review of the need for secrecy. This bill is a significant step towards improving our laws to better protect […]
The Reform Government Surveillance coalition (RGS) supports the NDO Fairness Act introduced by Chairman Nadler and Representative Fitzgerald. The NDO Fairness Act would help move the law into the 21st century by ensuring that the government informs users of requests for their information, and allows providers to do the same, except in extraordinary circumstances. Secrecy […]
RGS is proud to recognize Global Encryption Day by joining the Global Encryption Coalition and individuals and organizations around the world in a joint statement underscoring the important role of encryption. You may read the joint statement here, or below: “Strong encryption is a critical technology that helps keep people, their information, and communications private […]
“Every day, millions of American and European consumers, non-profit organizations, government agencies and businesses rely on the services and products offered by RGS-member companies. Cross-border data flows are essential to our ability to connect people and serve businesses and governments across the Atlantic. RGS companies are committed to protecting the privacy of those who use […]
As currently drafted, the EARN IT Act raises significant Fourth Amendment concerns that could ultimately threaten the ability of law enforcement to prosecute these crimes and bring the perpetrators to justice, and that may make it harder for companies to continue some efforts to keep children safe.
RGS strongly opposes the Lawful Access to Encrypted Data Act. This bill would require companies to build encryption backdoors that would jeopardize the sensitive data of our billions of users and the security of our products and services.
“The Reform Government Surveillance coalition (RGS) supports Senators Lee, Leahy, Wyden, and Daines in their efforts to strengthen the role of the amici that appear before the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court and clarify that a business records request under the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act could never be used to obtain browsing and search history information.”
PRESS CONTACT: Stacey Hutchinson, email@example.com 202-719-9999 x227 Reform Government Surveillance (RGS) urges passage of the proposed Amash-Lofgren FISA 702 reform amendment (Division C, amendment #24) to H.R. 2740. RGS believes this amendment is a step in the right direction for U.S. foreign intelligence surveillance policy. RGS supports clarity of law and oversight of surveillance authorities, […]