Individual versus Societal Rights
Sessions, the main speaker, discusses how the FBI protects civil rights even when it is using “sensitive techniques.” By this… read more
Sessions, the main speaker, discusses how the FBI protects civil rights even when it is using “sensitive techniques.” By this term, he refers to the use of informanats, court authorized electronic surveillance, and undercover operations. While he admits that there is always the possibility of such practices being called into question as invasions of individual rights, Sessions states that such a possibility is remote. This is because such techniques are not used until after other “traditional” means have failed, and beacuse such techniques are strictly controlled by guidelines designed to protect individual rights, such as privacy and lawyer-client confidentiality. close
*The transcript for this program was compiled from uncorrected Closed Captioning.
People in this video
- Philip B. Heymann Professor Harvard University->Law School
- William S. Sessions Director Federal Bureau of Investigation
- David Van Cleve President Harvard University->Law School