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    Government Surveillance and Transparency

    Panelists talked about the National Security Agency’s (NSA) surveillance practices and enhancing transparency. Topics included public awareness, the role of Congress in…

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    Surveillance Oversight

    Panelists talked about the process and challenges of overseeing federal surveillance operations. Panelists included the general counsel for the Director of National Intelligence (DNI)…

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    Privacy and National Security Panel

    Panelists talked about the tensions between civil liberties and national security. They focused on the Fourth Amendment and the Third Party Doctrine. The Third Party Doctrine, a…

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    Press Freedom Versus National Security

    News editors talked about achieving a balance between press freedom and the public’s right to know versus and national security. Some of the specific topics they discussed were…

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    Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board Hearing, Government Officials Panel

    The Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board held a hearing on the section 702 portion of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) that gives the government the authority to…

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    Oversight of Surveillance Agencies

    Leaders from the National Security Agency (NSA), FBI, and the Justice Department testified at an oversight hearing of government surveillance entities. Among the topics they addressed…

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    National Security Agency Surveillance and Intelligence Gathering

    Representative James Sensenbrenner (R-WI), gave the keynote address at a Georgetown University Law Center discussion on proposed changes by Congress to National Security Agency (NSA)…

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    Surveillance Transparency Act

    Witnesses testified on legislation, the Surveillance Transparency Act of 2013, that would increase openness to the public of National Security Agency (NSA) surveillance…

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    Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board, Morning Hearing

    The Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board held a public hearing in the Mayflower Hotel on possible changes to the National Security Agency’s (NSA) data collection…

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    Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board, First Afternoon Hearing

    The first afternoon session of Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board public hearing on possible changes to the National Security Agency’s (NSA) data collection programs…

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    Government Surveillance Programs and Privacy

    Deputy heads from the FBI, National Security Agency, (NSA) and Justice Department testified on the Obama administration’s use of the Federal Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) to…

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    NSA Data Collection and Surveillance Oversight

    Robert Litt talked about privacy, technology, and national security in a speech in which he defended National Security Agency (NSA) surveillance programs. Topics included executive…

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    NSA Data Collection and Surveillance Oversight, Panel 1

    The House Judiciary Committee held an unclassified hearing on the Obama administration’s use of Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) revealed by former National Security…

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    National Security Agency Data Collection Programs

    Senior government officials involved with the National Security Agency (NSA) testified on the organization’s Internet and phone record data collection practices. They gave…

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    Executive Branch Perspective on National Security Law

    Government lawyers spoke about international law and national security policy. Among the topics they addressed were the closure of the Guantanamo Bay detention facility, collection and…

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    Congressional Notifications

    The subcommittee heard testimony regarding the intelligence community�s practices, policies, and procedures as they relate to congressional notification of intelligence…

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    1996 Campaign Finance Investigation Day 1

    Committee members heard testimony concerning the Department of Justice’s investigation into the Democratic Party’s 1996 campaign fundraising tactics. Among those that spoke…

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    Internet Security

    Vice President Gore and others spoke about increased privacy and security on the Internet. They focused on the use of encryption codes for global communication and increased privacy…

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    Cellular Telephone Privacy

    Committee members heard testimony concerning legislation to make stricter laws against altering electronic equipment, such as radio scanners, in order to eavesdrop on cellular telephone…

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    Invention Marketing Scams

    Committee members heard testimony concerning allegations that inventors are being tricked by companies that plan to market the inventions.

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