Telecommunications Lawsuit Immunity

The guests talked about the pros and cons of offering telecommunications companies retroactive immunity from lawsuits as a result of… read more

The guests talked about the pros and cons of offering telecommunications companies retroactive immunity from lawsuits as a result of assisting the government in surveillance operations. The Senate passed a re-authorization of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act offering immunity, however the House did not approve the Senate’s bill. President Bush has asked the House to pass the Senate version. Video clips were shown of President Bush and of House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer (D-MD) talking about the legislation on Friday, February 15, 2008.

Marc Rotenberg is president of the Electronic Privacy Information Center (EPIC), a Washington, D.C., based public interest research center focusing on privacy and First Amendment issues. Mr. Philbin formerly served in the current Bush administration at the Justice Department.

“The Communicators” is C-SPAN’s weekly series that examines the people and events currently shaping telecommunications policy. close

*The transcript for this program was compiled from uncorrected Closed Captioning.

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Telecommunications Lawsuit Immunity

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Category:
Interview
Format:
Interview
Location:
Washington, District of Columbia, United States
First Aired:
Feb 23, 2008
Last Aired:
Feb 25, 2008

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  • Feb 23, 2008 | 6:42pm EST | C-SPAN 1
  • Feb 25, 2008 | 7:59am EST | C-SPAN 2
  • Feb 25, 2008 | 8:01pm EST | C-SPAN 2
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