Book Groups Launch New Effort to Amend Patriot Act

Organizations representing booksellers, librarians, publishers, and writers today launched the latest phase in their five-year campaign to restore the reader privacy safeguards that were stripped away by the USA… More

PEN, Co-Plaintiffs Settle OFAC Lawsuit

PEN joined publishing industry co-plaintiffs today in announcing that they have successfully resolved their lawsuit against the Treasury Department’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (“OFAC”). OFAC has revised its… More

PEN Applauds Introduction of NSL Reform Act

The Campaign for Reader Privacy, a coalition of organizations representing librarians, booksellers, publishers, and authors, cheered the introduction today of legislation to safeguard the privacy of ordinary Americans and… More

Lawmakers call for limits on F.B.I. power

Republicans and Democrats in Congress called on Sunday for greater restrictions on the Federal Bureau of Investigation's ability to demand business and personal records in terrorism investigations without a… More

The FBI’s Secret Scrutiny

The FBI came calling in Windsor, Conn., this summer with a document marked for delivery by hand. On Matianuk Avenue, across from the tennis courts, two special agents found… More