Author: James Plummer

Liberty Coaltion joins coalition urging prompt consideration of nominees to Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board

On August 29, Liberty Coalition joined New America’s Open Technology Institute (OTI) and a coalition of 31 organizations dedicated to promoting privacy, civil liberties and government accountability, in sending a letter (NGO_PCLOB_letter_8-29-18) to the Senate Judiciary Committee urging them to consider President Trump’s final two nominees…

Orlando ends facial recognition program with Amazon

In relation to…  LETTER FROM NATIONWIDE COALITION TO AMAZON CEO JEFF BEZOS REGARDING REKOGNITION  —— Orlando ends facial recognition program with Amazon (Reuters) – Orlando has stopped testing Amazon’s facial recognition program after rights groups raised concerns that the service could be used in ways that…

Liberty Coalition signs on to ACLU letter re: drone bill

June 12, 2018 Re: Coalition Opposes S. 2836, the Preventing Emerging Threats Act of 2018 Dear Senators, On behalf of the undersigned civil liberties organizations, we urge you to oppose S. 2836, the Preventing Emerging Threats Act of 2018, including efforts to attach it to other…

Government Accountability Project applauds new whistleblower law

From our Liberty Coalition partner organization Government Accountability Project: “Follow the Rules Act” shields those who refuse to violate agency regulations The Government Accountability Project today praised Congressional action from last week that closed a technical, but significant, loophole in whistleblower law. On May 26, the…