Started in 2013, Restore the Fourth stands against mass government surveillance. We seek to strengthen the Fourth Amendment and fight back against all programs that encroach on it through educating the public, lobbying elected officials, and supporting grassroots organizers across the country.
Restore the Fourth was created in the wake of the Snowden Revelations. So much has changed in the surveillance landscape since then. Learn about what we fight against.
Restore the Fourth is a non-partisan, non-violent advocacy and protest movement demanding an end to the US’s unconstitutional surveillance methods. See how our work reflects that.
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- RT4 Applauds New Bipartisan House Judiciary “Protect Liberty and End Warrantless Surveillance Act”Washington, DC — Restore The Fourth, a civil liberties group working to end mass government surveillance, has been closely involved… Read more: RT4 Applauds New Bipartisan House Judiciary “Protect Liberty and End Warrantless Surveillance Act”
- DAS – The Secret Surveillance Program That Gives Cops Access to Trillions of Phone RecordsYet another mass government surveillance program has been exposed. This time, it’s Data Analytical Services (DAS), formerly known as “Hemisphere,”… Read more: DAS – The Secret Surveillance Program That Gives Cops Access to Trillions of Phone Records
- RT4’s Amicus Brief in Culley v. MarshallMahesha P. Subbaraman, our Litigation Working Group chair, recently filed an amicus curiae brief on behalf of Restore the Fourth… Read more: RT4’s Amicus Brief in Culley v. Marshall
- Testimony from Digital Fourth at the Boston City Council HearingYesterday, October 4th, 2023, the Boston City Council approved acceptance of a total of $3.4 million in federal grants for… Read more: Testimony from Digital Fourth at the Boston City Council Hearing