Today marks two years since enactment of the bipartisan USA FREEDOM Act (USAF), the first major government surveillance reform legislation in decades, and a lot has happened in the law's short life. Most notably, the world did not come to an end with the end of the NSA's bulk collection of Americans’ phone records.
Lara Flint most recently served as Chief Counsel for National Security to the Senate Judiciary Committee, Ranking Member Patrick Leahy, where she helped shepherd the USA FREEDOM Act to enactment. Previously she has tackled counterterrorism issues at the State Department Office of the Legal Adviser, served as senior counsel to Senator Russ Feingold on the Constitution Subcommittee, and worked on national security and civil liberties issues at the Center for Democracy and Technology.
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