Surveillance: NSA Warrantless Wiretapping

PCLOB Hearing on 702 Programs

By Wells Bennett
Wednesday, March 19, 2014, 3:06 PM

The Privacy an Civil Liberties Oversight Board has been holding a Public Hearing on the 702 program since 8.45am this morning. Witnesses (and links to written testimony) are listed below:

Panel I: Government Perspective on Section 702 Foreign Intelligence
Surveillance Act

  • James A. Baker (General Counsel, Federal Bureau of Investigation)
  • Rajesh De (General Counsel, National Security Agency)
  • Robert Litt (General Counsel, Office of the Director of National Intelligence)
  • Brad Wiegmann (Deputy Assistant Attorney General, National Security Division, Department of Justice)

Panel II: Legal Issues with 702 Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act

  • Laura Donohue (Professor of Law, Georgetown University Law School)
  • Jameel Jaffer (Deputy Legal Director, American Civil Liberties Union)
  • Julian Ku (Professor of Law, Hofstra University)
  • Rachel Levinson-Waldman (Counsel, Liberty and National Security Program, Brennan Center for Justice)

Panel III: Transnational and Policy Issues

  • John Bellinger (Partner, Arnold & Porter)
  • Dean C. Garfield (President and CEO, Information Technology Industry Council)
  • Laura Pitter (Senior National Security Researcher, Human Rights Watch)
  • Eric Posner (Professor of Law, University of Chicago Law School)
  • Ulrich Sieber (Director, Max Planck Institute for Foreign and International Criminal Law, Freiburg/Germany)
  • Christopher Wolf (Partner, Hogan Lovells)

With Opening and Closing Comments from David Medine (PCLOB Chairman)

It's ongoing now, and can be seen live on C-SPAN.