"Beyond Snowden" prompts serious consideration of the badly broken oversight system for U.S. surveillance programs
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The US-UK law enforcement data exchange Agreement (should it ever be authorized by Congress) would be a positive step in regularizing the process of cross border data exchange and preventing the balkanization of the network. Fears that it is overbroad, that UK judges lack independence, or that the UK's law enforcement powers are not subject to review are themselves mistaken and a bit overblown. They also lack a due regard for the integrity of the UK democratic process.
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.
Amid an onslaught of privacy and cybersecurity threats, it can be difficult to predict which potential concerns will capture the public imagination. A particularly unlikely candidate for public debate over privacy and cybersecurity is Pokémon Go.
A number of federal employees were recently surprised to recieve a letter informing them that their professional liability insurance provider had been acquired by a Chinese company.
My speech at Kenyon College.