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  • Homeland Security Privacy and Data Security
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    Homeland Security Privacy and Data Security

    Panelists discussed statutory and constitutional issues related to security, privacy, and the governmental and private sector use of technology in homeland security. Topics included National Security…

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  • Discussion on Surveillance Transparency
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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 declassifying information,…

    2,224 views
  • Discussion on Surveillance Oversight
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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) and a…

    388 views
  • Privacy and National Security Panel
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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 controversial rule that grew…

    200 views
  • Press Freedom Versus National Security
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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 National Security Agency (NSA)…

    747 views
  • Hearing on Govt Surveillance Programs Part 1
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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…

    1,552 views
  • Oversight of Surveillance Agencies
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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 were…

    7,370 views
  • Georgetown Law Hosts Discussion on Intelligence Gathering
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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)…

    375 views
  • Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board First Afternoon Hearing
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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 addressed the…

    2,760 views
  • Proposed Bill Deals with Spying on US Citizens
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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 programs. Senior Obama…

    484 views
  • Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board Morning Hearing
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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 programs. The…

    1,093 views
  • General Counsel to the DNI Speaks About Intelligence Law
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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 powers…

    376 views
  • House Judiciary Cmte Holds Hearing on FISA Authorities
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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 Agency (NSA)…

    988 views
  • Senate Judiciary Reviews NSA Data Collection Program
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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 gather…

    690 views
  • NSA Chief Testifies on Damage of Surveillance Leaks
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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 extensive…

    2,349 views
  • Executive Branch Perspective on National Security Law
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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 use…

    151 views
  • Congressional Notifications
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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 activities.

    177 views
  • 1996 Campaign Finance Investigation Day 1
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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 were current and…

    100 views
  • Internet Security
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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 for…

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  • Cellular Telephone 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…

    44 views
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