Federal Accountability

CfA Opposes FBI Proposal to Exempt Biometrics Database from Privacy Act

On July 7, 2016, CfA joined a coalition of 18 organizations, led by OpenTheGovernment.org, in opposing the FBI's proposal to exempt its biometrics database - the Next Generation Identification (NGI) system - from nearly all key provisions of the Privacy Act. The coalition believes that the FBI's system needs stronger privacy and transparency protections than the FBI's current proposal incorporates.

CfA Files SEC and Ethics Complaints Against Sen. Robert Corker (R-TN) for Concealing Lucrative Financial Holdings

On March 21, 2016, CfA filed a second complaint with the Securities and Exchange Commission and the Senate Select Committee on Ethics, alleging Sen. Robert Corker (R-TN) concealed information about his stake in several hedge funds – funds managed by his campaign donors – in violation of federal law and Senate rules.

Lawsuit Calls on D.C. Circuit Court to Order SEC to Act on Corporate Disclosure Rulemaking Request

On February 8, 2016, CfA, on behalf of activist investor Stephen Silberstein, petitioned the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals to order the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) to act on Mr. Silberstein’s pending request for an SEC rule that would require corporations to disclose their political contributions and other corporate political spending.

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