The Lawfare Podcast

The Lawfare Podcast: The Role of Transparency in Intelligence Programs

By Cody M. Poplin
Saturday, May 28, 2016, 2:13 PM

This week, the American Bar Association hosted a panel discussion on “Achieving More Transparency about Secret Intelligence Programs,” which featured comments from Lawfare's Carrie Cordero, Alexander Joel of the Office of the Director of National Intelligence, and Rachel Brand of the Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board. The panel explores recent calls for greater transparency in intelligence, and examines whether recently adopted principles go far enough. Can an entity oriented towards secrecy by nature operate effectively in an environment of transparency? And just how much more transparent can intelligence agencies be without enabling legitimate targets to avoid surveillance?

Thanks this week to the American Bar Association for permission to use this audio.