The Future of Government Surveillance in the US

Recording: The Future of Government Surveillance in the US, Mar 10, 2019

In 2015 Congress passed the USA FREEDOM Act – the most significant reform of surveillance laws in decades. Some say it didn't go far enough to constrain the NSA; others say it went too far. The law expires in December 2019 and Congress will be spending 2019 deciding whether to renew it, change it, or just let it sunset.
Join the debate with a key Member of Congress and representatives from the government, tech industry, and the privacy advocacy community. We will discuss: (1) what is likely to happen with the USA FREEDOM Act and the related NSA surveillance programs; (2) what other reforms Congress may be considering; and most importantly, (3) what is the future of government surveillance in the US, given the new technologies, platforms, and services that are constantly developing?

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Format: Panel
Event Type: Session
Level: Beginner