Surveillance: Snowden NSA Controversy

Latest in Surveillance: Snowden NSA Controversy

Surveillance: Snowden NSA Controversy

Judge Rules Snowden Cannot Profit From Book

A judge in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia ruled that the government can collect the proceeds from Edward Snowden's new book because the book contains disclosures that violate Secrecy Agreements that Snowden had signed with the CIA and the NSA. The ruling can be found here and below.

Surveillance: Snowden NSA Controversy

The Justice Department Sues Edward Snowden

The Justice Department has filed a civil complaint against Edward Snowden alleging that he violated non-disclosure agreements he signed with the CIA and NSA by both giving interviews he and failing to submit his new book for pre-publication review. The government is also suing the publisher of Snowden’s book to ensure that no profits from book sales are transferred to Snowden before the suit is resolved. The complaint can be read here and below.


The Lawfare Podcast: Timothy Edgar on ‘Beyond Snowden’

In his recent book Beyond Snowden: Privacy, Mass Surveillance, and the Struggle to Reform the NSA, civil liberties activist and former intelligence official Timothy Edgar calls for a renewed conversation on mass surveillance reform in the global and digital age. This month, Benjamin Wittes interviewed Edgar on his new book at the Hoover Book Soiree.

Surveillance: Snowden NSA Controversy

The Compromising of America

Edward Snowden’s theft of files, whatever good it accomplished in igniting a national conversation on surveillance, also opened the door to more aggressive Russian intrusions in cyberspace. How could it not? According to the unanimous report of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, Snowden removed digital copies of 1.5 million files; 900,000 of them originated not with the NSA but Department of Defense documents, and concerned, among other things, the newly created joint Cyber Command.

Surveillance: Snowden NSA Controversy

Clemency for Snowden? What the Debate Can’t Tell Us

Prior to last week, one might have been forgiven for thinking that Edward Snowden had fallen out of the news. Now, however, Oliver Stone’s new film Snowden and the ACLU-Amnesty International campaign to obtain a presidential pardon for the eponymous whistleblower have jointly revived the long-dormant debate over Edward Snowden’s fate.

Subscribe to Lawfare