2 results for tag: Privacy


SEC may take on campaign transparency

From Raw Story comes this interesting tidbit of information: The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) is considering a rule that could stem the tide of shadowy corporate money into political advocacy groups, plugging a hole in campaign finance law blown open by the Supreme Court’s controversial decision in Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission. The rule, supported by a broad coalition of advocacy groups, pension funds, academics and more than 70 members of Congress, surprisingly hinges upon a portion of the Supreme Court’s decision in Citizens United, in which Justice Anthony Kennedy says that while the government cannot ban speech ...

ACLU vs. IRS over your 4th Amendment rights

I’ll bet you didn’t know it, but the IRS says it can look through your e-mails without your permission. Fortunately, the ACLU is on the case, and has successfully gotten the IRS to admit to this policy via a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA). From The Hill: The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has claimed that agents do not need warrants to read people's emails, text messages and other private electronic communications, according to internal agency documents. The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), which obtained the documents through a Freedom of Information Act request, released the information on Wednesday. In a 2009 handbook, the IRS said ...