A panel of privacy and national security experts examine the National Security Agency's (NSA) Internet surveillance system and the mechanisms in place to oversee it.
The extent of the NSA's secret spying programs, revealed in documents released by Edward Snowden and in reports issued by Internet companies like Google and Yahoo!, have questioned the effectiveness of checks like the FISA courts and the President's Civil Liberties and Oversight Board to protect the privacy rights of U.S. citizens.
Panelists include: Carrie Cordero, Director of National Security Studies, Georgetown University Law Center; Jim Harper, Cato Institute; Greg Nojeim, Center for Democracy & Technology; and Ross Schulman, Computer and Communications Industry Association. Stephen Vladeck, National Security expert and Constitutional scholar, moderates the discussion.
The panel is hosted by the Congressional Internet Caucus Advisory Committee, a non-partisan organization that studies the impact of technology on legislation and public policy.