In this surveillance-heavy episode, Professors Chesney and Vladeck dig into a raft of news about foreign-intelligence collection authorities.
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The next in our series of book soirees at the Hoover Institution will take place from 5-7 pm on Tuesday, April 18. The event will be a panel discussion featuring Ben, Ralf Poscher, and Russell Miller (editor) on their contributions to a new volume of essays titled Privacy & Power: A Transatlantic Dialogue in the Shadow of the NSA-Affair.
Privacy news today ...
With this week’s White House announcement of an intent to nominate additional leadership officials at the Department of Justice, one of whom is current Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board (PCLOB) member Rachel Brand, the PCLOB is one step closer to conducting its business with a lone remaining member, Elisebeth Collins. Board members may not serve in separate U.S. government positions.
On Friday morning, I will be releasing a new Brookings paper that readers may find interesting. Stewart Baker of Steptoe & Johnson and Amie Stepanovich of Access Now will be discussants on the paper, which I wrote with Emma Kohse.
Here's how Brookings is describing the event:
If, like me, you generally shrug at newsflashes announcing the latest wrinkle in the tangle of EU privacy directives, take note: this case matters.
Today, the Department of Defense released revised procedures governing the conduct of its intelligence activities. Lawfare has a rundown of exactly what's new and what it means for DoD intelligence collection moving forward.
Long before recent reports on the (very probable) Russian intelligence-led hack of the Democratic National Committee and public exposure of internal emails, political campaigns were already faced with cybersecurity threats. This post offers some preliminary thoughts on why political campaigns are at risk, and how that risk compares to the risks faced by the private sector.
The case was not a clear win for privacy, and it was not a win for the entire tech sector.