What commitments has the United States made in the recent Trans-Atlantic Data Privacy Framework? And will those reforms be enough to pass muster when this next agreement goes before the Court of Justice for the European Union?
Raffaela Wakeman is a Senior Director at In-Q-Tel. She started her career at the Brookings Institution, where she spent five years conducting research on national security, election reform, and Congress. During this time she was also the Associate Editor of Lawfare. From there, Raffaela practiced law at the U.S. Department of Defense for four years, advising her clients on privacy and surveillance law, cybersecurity, and foreign liaison relationships. She departed DoD in 2019 to join the Majority Staff of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, where she oversaw the Intelligence Community’s science and technology portfolios, cybersecurity, and surveillance activities. She left HPSCI in May 2021 to join IQT. Raffaela received her BS and MS in Political Science from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 2009 and her law degree from Georgetown University Law Center in 2015, where she was recognized for her commitment to public service with the Joyce Chiang Memorial Award. While at the Department of Defense, she was the inaugural recipient of the Office of the Director of National Intelligence’s General Counsel Award for exhibiting the highest standards of leadership, professional conduct, and integrity.
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Tuesday’s opinion in Ralls v. Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States came as quite a surprise. For the first time, a federal court considered the relationship between due process, on the one hand; and, on the other, the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS), an interagency mechanism with which the executive branch reviews foreign acquisitions of U.S.
The D.C. Circuit, in an exceedingly brief and quickly-issued per curiam judgment, has affirmed the district court's denial of Obaydullah's motion regarding newly-discovered evidence related to his habeas petition.
The big news yesterday was the Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board's rather hefty report on NSA surveillance. If you didn't catch Paul's post yesterday on whether the PCLOB overstepped its charge in deeming the 215 program illegal, do check it out. The White House disagrees with the PCLOB's conclusion.
A few snow flurries have shut down the federal government, but they won't shut down the Lawfare news roundup---though it's a light news day anyway.
The New York Times and Washington Post report that the United Nations has rescinded its invitation to Iran to attend the Geneva II talks.
Your Lawfare team is ready with pen and paper, and bated breath, to hear oral arguments in the habeas-related appeal of Afghan detainee Obaydullah before the three-judge panel of D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals Chief Judge Merrick Garland and Judges Karen LeCraft Henderson, and David Tatel.
First up for the three-judge panel of D.C. Circuit Judges Merrick Garland, Karen LeCraft Henderson, and David Tatel this morning is its second oral argument related to the detention of Afghan detainee Obaydullah.