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Watching the Watchers: Legal Effects of the Section 702 Renewal

By   /  February 18, 2018  /  FISA, Fourth Amendment, Intelligence, National Security Law & Policy, Secrecy, Surveillance, Trending Topics  /  No Comments

By: Carly Nuttall  The Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) first became law in 1978. Broadly speaking, FISA is a federal law that outlines the necessary procedures for physical and electronic surveillance concerning foreign intelligence information between foreign powers and/or agents of foreign powers that are suspected of either espionage or terrorism. FISA also created the […]

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A Fourth Amendment Sunset: The FISA 702 Program Reauthorization

By   /  October 16, 2017  /  Fourth Amendment, Intelligence, Surveillance, Trending Topics  /  Comments Off on A Fourth Amendment Sunset: The FISA 702 Program Reauthorization

By Victoria Garcia The Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (“FISA”) 702 Program is an ongoing surveillance program that collects information about foreign nationals who are abroad and have connections to terrorist organizations.[1]  Currently, the 702 Program is set to expire at the end of 2017.  While Congress will likely reauthorize the 702 Program, debates about including […]

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Third Party Doctrine: Supporting Government’s Desire to Collect Information

By   /  November 17, 2015  /  Big Data, Cyber-surveillance, Cybersecurity, Cybersecurity Law & Policy, FISA, Fourth Amendment, Intelligence, Surveillance, Trending Topics  /  Comments Off on Third Party Doctrine: Supporting Government’s Desire to Collect Information

In the past decade the Senate and House of Representatives have attempted to address the ever-growing concerns surrounding cyber-attacks (i.e., independent computer-network attacks), and cyber-espionage (i.e., government funded network attacks) through a variety of legislation.[1] The majority of proposed legislation on this topic is targeted towards improving information sharing networks across both private and public […]

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Warrantless Wiretapping Fallout Continues

By   /  December 3, 2013  /  Cyber-surveillance, Cybersecurity, Cybersecurity Law & Policy, Featured, Fifth Amendment, First Amendment, FISA, Fourth Amendment, Human Rights in Cyberspace, Intelligence, National Security Law, National Security Law & Policy, Searches & Seizures, Surveillance, Terrorist Trials, Trending Topics  /  Comments Off on Warrantless Wiretapping Fallout Continues

Earlier this year, a Somali-American man, Mohamed Mohamud, was convicted of trying to use a weapon of mass destruction at a Christmas tree lighting ceremony in Portland, Oregon in 2010.  On Tuesday, November 19, 2013, the Department of Justice’s prosecutors filed a two-page notice in the United States District Court for the District of Oregon disclosing […]

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Spying for Security or Spying because of Habit?

By   /  November 17, 2013  /  Counterterrorism, Cyber-surveillance, Cybersecurity, Cybersecurity Law & Policy, First Amendment, Intelligence, National Security Law, Secrecy, Surveillance, Trending Topics  /  Comments Off on Spying for Security or Spying because of Habit?

Pulitzer Prize winning journalists Matt Apuzzo and Adam Goldman recently wrote an AP article stating that continued spying on mosques in New York City has not proven to hinder any threats to national security. According to Apuzzo and Goldman, the New York Police Department has continued to spy on mosques throughout New York City and […]

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