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Secrecy: FOIA

Watermelons and National Security: Protecting U.S. Foreign Intelligence Collection from Unnecessary Disclosure

Despite the governement's failure to pursue the argument in court, a close reading of statute and legislative history shows that foreign intelligence collection under the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act is categorically exempt from disclosure under FOIA. 

Aegis Paper Series

Go Big, Go Global: Subject the NSA’s Overseas Programs to Judicial Review

The next round of surveillance reform is a time for the United States to go big – and to go global. We should get out of our defensive crouch and show the world how to balance robust intelligence capabilities with rules to protect privacy and civil liberties in the digital age.

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