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Ron Wyden: It's Time To Kill The Third Party Doctrine And Go Back To Respecting Privacy

last weekIndustries / Law : Techdirt

For years, we've written about the third party doctrine and its troubling implications for the 4th Amendment and your privacy -- especially in the digital era. If you're unfamiliar with it, the third party doctrine is the concept used...Show More Summary

Sen. Wyden: Your data’s yours no matter on whose server it lives

2 weeks agoTechnology : Post Tech

At the TechFestNW event in Portland on Friday, Oregon Sen. Ron Wyden called for legal reforms that embrace an understanding that the mere act of handing over digital data doesn't mean giving way a user's right to privacy. "Some will still argue that by sharing data freely with Facebook, Google, Mint, Uber, Twitter, Fitbit or Instagram, Americans are choosing […]

NPR: Tax Extenders Bill Killed by Politics on Capitol Hill

NPR -- It's All Politics, A Tax Bill Killed By The Push And Pull Of Politics On The Hill: A few months back, Sen. Ron Wyden, a Democrat from Oregon, brought a bill to the floor that basically offered tax incentives to businesses and individuals. Those incentives are called tax...

Wyden and Hatch Propose Bill to Prevent Tax-Refund Identity Theft

Finance Chairman Ron Wyden (D., Ore.) and Sen. Orrin Hatch (R., Utah), jointly proposed a set of changes to help fix the problem of tax-refund identity theft.

Does the government have a problem with ‘runaway’ document classification?

Two House Democrats this week introduced legislation to rein in “runaway over-classification” of official documents and revamp the federal government’s security-clearance system. Reps. Bennie Thompson (Miss.) and Ron Wyden (Ore.) said their bill would reduce classification costs while improving information-sharing and transparency among agencies. Show More Summary

Senators Wyden And Udall Pledge To Strengthen USA Freedom Act By Closing Surveillance Backdoor

last monthIndustries / Law : Techdirt

By now, it should be well known that Senators Ron Wyden and Mark Udall are the two key truth-tellers in Congress when it comes to what kind of surveillance is being done by the intelligence community. If they ask a question, assume the...Show More Summary

If You Want To Know How Supporting Techdirt Can Help Shift The Debate In Washington DC, Read This

last monthIndustries / Law : Techdirt

The following is from Jen Hoelzer, who for years worked as Senator Ron Wyden's Communications Director and Deputy Chief of Staff. During the SOPA/PIPA fight, she was perhaps the key person in Congress getting the press (and others in Congress) to understand the importance of SOPA and PIPA and what it meant for the internet. Show More Summary

Senator Wyden Toying With The Idea Of Releasing The Senate's CIA Torture Report

last monthIndustries / Law : Techdirt

Senator Ron Wyden is apparently getting tired of waiting for the White House to use up its buckets of black ink in redacting everything important in the Senate's big torture report. He's publicly pondering the idea of using Senate privilege to just release it himself. Show More Summary

Sen. Ron Wyden: Uber should be as unfettered as Facebook

Back in 1996, then-Reps. Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) and Christopher Cox (R-Calif.) added 26 words to the Communications Decency Act that have, in the 18 years that followed, perhaps done more than any other law to shape how the Internet has evolved in the United States. Called Section 230, the provision said that Web sites that […]

Sen. Ron Wyden: Uber should be as unfettered as Facebook

Back in 1996, then-Reps. Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) and Christopher Cox (R-Calif.) added 26 words to the Communications Decency Act that have, in the 18 years that followed, perhaps done more than any other law to shape how the Internet has evolved in the United States. Called Section 230, the provision said that Web sites that […]

Sen. Ron Wyden: Uber should be as unfettered as Facebook

2 months agoTechnology : Post Tech

Back in 1996, then-Reps. Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) and Christopher Cox (R-Calif.) added 26 words to the Communications Decency Act that have, in the 18 years that followed, perhaps done more than any other law to shape how the Internet has evolved in the United States. Called Section 230, the provision said that Web sites that […]

FBI, CIA Join NSA In “Backdoor” Searches On Americans

2 months agoTechnology : TechCrunch

Thousands of Americans were targets of so-called “backdoor” warrantless surveillance by the NSA and other intelligence agencies last year, according to a letter sent to Senator Ron Wyden. The missive, written by the Office of the Director...Show More Summary

Is “Smart Track” the Wolf in Sheep’s Clothing That Could Restart #TPP Negotiations?

Oregon Senator Ron Wyden is looking to revive the Trans-Pacific Partnership and other trade agreements after stiff opposition to “Fast Track” trade promotion authority stalled negotiations. He is planning to introduce a new TPA bill called “Smart Track,” and while there are few details available about it, some are already worried the plan could be a wolf in sheep’s clothing.

Tax Changes for Highways, Delays and Missing Links

The Senate Finance Committee takes their turn as “The Highway Men.” They’ll consider tax changes for more highway funds tomorrow with Chairman Ron Wyden’s bill to keep the Highway Trust Fund solvent through the end of the year. The plan would raise $9 billion in tax revenue over ten years. Show More Summary

Senators To Obama: Hey You Can End Bulk Phone Data Collection Today; Obama: Ha, Ha, Ha, Nope!

2 months agoIndustries / Law : Techdirt

This morning, a group of Senators, Mark Udall, Ron Wyden and Martin Heinrich, sent President Obama a letter reminding him that he can live up to his promise to end bulk phone record collection today by simply having the DOJ not seek to renew the court order from the FISA Court getting the phone operators to hand over that data. Show More Summary

Seib Video: A Democratic Plan for Trade With Asia

Sen. Ron Wyden, chairman of the Senate Finance Committee, told Washington Bureau Chief Jerry Seib he's working to set up a new bipartisan coalition that soon can move a free-trade agenda by refocusing the debate to emphasize middle-class job creation.

Sen. Wyden Warns Companies on ‘Tax Inversion’ Move

Sen. Ron Wyden (D., Ore.) warned in a May Wall Street Journal op-ed he plans to crack down on corporations that shift their tax addresses overseas, effective as of May 8. The aim, Mr. Wyden said Tuesday at a Wall Street Journal CFO Network...Show More Summary

Sen. Wyden Plugs Free Trade as Chance ‘to Create Good-Paying Jobs’

Senate Finance Committee Chairman Ron Wyden said he’s working to move forward on a free-trade.agenda by emphasizing middle-class job creation.

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