[Webinar] NSA Mass Spying and the Law
Because of the work of Edward Snowden and a growing list of journalists around the world, the US government has now admitted that the NSA has been engaged in mass surveillance of Americans along with others around the world.
The government vacuums up massive amounts of communications and communications records, then uses various techniques to search and sort through them, claiming that the initial collection is legally justified by the techniques by which it does the sorting and discarding of untargeted material.
When: Thursday, June 26, 2014 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM EDT
Speaker: Cindy Cohn, Legal Directory – EFF (Electronic Frontier Foundation)
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We’ll discuss a few of the most controversial programs, and walk through how the Fourth and First Amendments might apply to them. Learn, also, about the status of various litigation challenges and legislative proposals to reform the NSA, the FISA Court, and surveillance law.
About the Speaker:
Cindy Cohn is the Legal Director for the Electronic Frontier Foundation as well as its General Counsel. She is responsible for overseeing the EFF’s overall legal strategy and supervising EFF’s fourteen staff attorneys. Outside the Courts, Ms. Cohn has testified before Congress, been featured in the New York Times, San Francisco Chronicle and elsewhere for her work on digital rights and has traveled onto the Internet with Stephen Colbert.
The National Law Journal named Ms. Cohn one of 100 most influential lawyers in America in 2013, noting: “[I]f Big Brother is watching, he better look out for Cindy Cohn.” She was also named in 2006 for “rushing to the barricades wherever freedom and civil liberties are at stake online.” In 2007 the National Law Journal named her one of the 50 most influential women lawyers in America.