Snowden, the NSA and We the People: An (Inadvertently) Declassified Briefing on the NSA Leaks

Thursday, October 03, 2013
12:45 PM - 1:45 PM
100 Boalt
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Meeting
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Samuelson Law, Technology & Public Policy Clinic

Snowden, the NSA and We the People: An (Inadvertently) Declassified Briefing on the National Security Agency Leaks


with Professor Jennifer Urban 

The recent and ongoing revelations about government collection of communications records and their use by the National Security Agency, Central Intelligence Agency, and law enforcement have fueled an international debate about privacy, security, and surveillance. The picture emerging of what the agencies collect and how they may use the information has surprised many, and implicates private companies--Verizon, AT&T, Google, Facebook, and hundreds of others--and all branches of government. What do they know?  What are the legal implications? Why did privacy and civil liberties experts generally file lawsuits challenging only the collection of telephony "metadata" and not the email and other "content" shared by private companies as part of the PRISM system? Most importantly, where should society go from here? 

Join Professor Urban for a 30-minute briefing, and then discussion of these issues.

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