Department of the Treasury

Transparency Project

Department of the Treasury

The Department of the Treasury was established in 1789, and prints all United States currency as well as collecting federal taxes through the IRS. It is administered by the Secretary of the Treasury, who is a member of the Cabinet. In 2003, as many federal agencies were reorganized in response to the September 11 attacks,, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms, as well as the Secret Service and other departments were transferred out of the Treasury Department.

Stay in Touch

NSA Spying

EFF is leading the fight against the NSA's illegal mass surveillance program. Learn more about what the program is, how it works, and what you can do.

Follow EFF

Here's a fun argument that the history of DRM stretches back 3000 years. In our view, that's 3000 years too long.

Nov 30 @ 12:59pm

HR 699 would update archaic rules about email privacy. Tomorrow it has a hearing in the House Judiciary Committee:

Nov 30 @ 12:31pm

“Los Angeles Just Proposed the Worst Use of License Plate Reader Data in History” —police technologist @nselby

Nov 30 @ 10:57am
JavaScript license information