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Stephanie Pell is a Fellow in Governance Studies at the Brookings Institution and a Senior Editor at Lawfare. Prior to joining Brookings, she was an Associate Professor and Cyber Ethics Fellow at West Point’s Army Cyber Institute, with a joint appointment to the Department of English and Philosophy. Prior to joining West Point’s faculty, Stephanie served as a Majority Counsel to the House Judiciary Committee. She was also a federal prosecutor for over fourteen years, working as a Senior Counsel to the Deputy Attorney General, as a Counsel to the Assistant Attorney General of the National Security Division, and as an Assistant U.S. Attorney in the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of Florida.
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A high-altitude, chapter-by-chapter overview of the Jan. 6 committee’s final report.
The private sector is playing an integral role in Ukrainian cyber defense in the armed conflict between Russia and Ukraine.
If the government fails to engage in some greater degree of transparency about how it interprets and applies its existing surveillance authorities, the U.S. risks significant and unnecessary diminution of national interests in both security and privacy and civil liberties.
If Roe is overturned, criminal investigations into women’s reproductive decisions enabled by modern technologies and the sensitive, intimate data these technologies capture would constitute an unique extension of the state’s powers of observation and coercion.
The Jan. 6 Committee filed a brief in federal court asserting that evidence "establishes a good-faith belief that [former President] Trump and others may have engaged in criminal and/or fraudulent acts.”
The tensions between antitrust enforcement and promoting competition, and protecting our privacy, guarding against threats to our cybersecurity and defending our country against hostile foreign actors are real but not irreconcilable.