The Lawfare Podcast

The Lawfare Podcast, Episode #109: Robert Litt on US Surveillance Policy One Year After PPD-28

By Cody M. Poplin
Saturday, February 7, 2015, 1:55 PM

On Tuesday, the White House released the Director of National Intelligence's report on signals intelligence reform. As part of the release, Robert S. Litt, General Counsel of the Office of the Director of National Intelligence, gave a speech at the Brookings Institution on "US Intelligence Community Surveillance One Year after President Obama’s Address." In his address, Litt discussed the progress the Administration and the intelligence community has made in carrying out Obama’s Presidential Policy Directive, or PPD-28. He outlined the legal authority for certain surveillance programs, particularly those set to expire in 2015, and explored their implications on privacy, civil liberties, competitiveness, and security. In the end, the conversation addressed many of the questions raised by the implementation of these reforms, and laid out an explanation of where we go from here.

You can watch the video of the event below: