Privacy and Civil Liberties in the Post-Snowden Era
February 27, 2014 12:50pm - 2:00pm
Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board Chairman, David Medine, will address how to strike the right balance between national security and privacy and civil liberties in federal counterterrorism programs. He will discuss the Board's recent report and recommendations on the NSA Section 215 telephony metadata program and reform of the operations of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court, as well as the Board's upcoming report on the Section 702 program (collection of email/phone content on non-US persons outside the US). He will also discuss the Board's role going forward, the importance of government transparency regarding counterterrorism efforts, international issues raised by US surveillance programs, and the impact of NSA programs on US industry and the Internet.