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Western Europe

'One Nation Under CCTV': The U.K. Tackles Facial Recognition Technology

“Artificial Intelligence Could Soon Enhance Real-Time Police Surveillance” reads a recent Wall Street Journal headline. Technology companies are working with U.S. police departments to develop facial recognition technology for body cameras—but the United States isn’t alone in its exploration and development of facial recognition technology.

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Canada’s Intelligence Reform: A Closer Look at Pending National Security Legislation

Canada is undertaking the most substantial reforms to its national security law since 1984, when its first civilian intelligence agency, the Canadian Security Intelligence Service, was created. Like other democracies attempting to lawfully use emerging technologies, Canada is seeking to codify once-murky intelligence practices into statute.

Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court (FISC)

Document: New York Times Requests Orders and Applications for Page Surveillance

The New York Times filed the following motion with the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court requesting the public release of the applications for and orders authorizing electronic surveillance of Trump campaign foreign policy adviser Carter Page.

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An Alternative Conclusion: A Response to Lawfare’s Google Survey Results on the Surveillance State

Apathetic. That’s how Americans feel about the surveillance state, according to analysis published in Lawfare recently. The analysis, set against the backdrop of impending reauthorization of Section 702 of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act, reviews the results of Lawfare’s recently conducted Google survey.

Podcasts

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

ODNI Releases Gates Procedures Governing Congressional Identity Information

The Office of the Director of National Intelligence has released documents governing intelligence community dissemination of information regarding members of Congress and congressional staff, known as the "Gates Procedures" after former Director of Central Intelligence Robert Gates. The current procedures are available below, along with previous versions also provided by ODNI.

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