Hear from congressional offices leading efforts to reauthorize and reform Section 702 of the FISA Amendment Act of 2008 at a staff-only panel discussion hosted by the Fourth Amendment Advisory Committee and the American Civil Liberties Union. It will take place Monday (Jan. 8) at noon in Rayburn 2456. RSVP here.
Section 702 Under Review: How Can Congress Address Warrantless Surveillance?
Hear from congressional offices leading efforts to reauthorize and reform Section 702 of the FISA Amendment Act of 2008 at a staff-only panel discussion hosted by the Fourth Amendment Advisory Committee and the American Civil Liberties Union.
Section 702 is the controversial authority under which the government acquires hundreds of millions of communications annually. It expires at the end of 2017.
WHEN: Tues., Dec. 5 at noon
WHERE: S-115, U.S. Capitol
- Nima Binara, Counsel for Sen. Leahy, co-author the Senate version of the USA Liberty Act
- Patrick Day, Counsel for Sen. Feinstein, who offered an amendment at a SCCI markup to close the backdoor search loophole
- Liza Goitein, co-director Liberty and National Security Program, Brennan Center for Justice
- Aaron Hiller, Chief Oversight Counsel for Rep. Conyers, co-author of the House version of the USA Liberty Act
- Christopher Soghoian, Congressional Innovation Fellow for Sen. Wyden, co-author of the USA Rights Act
- Moderator Neema Guliani, ACLU Legislative Counsel
Additional panelists have been invited.
Snacks and refreshments will be served. No interns or media, please.
The Fourth Amendment Advisory Committee, Electronic Frontier Foundation, Center for Media Justice, Free Press, and New America's Open Technology Institute invite you to attend:
The Color of Surveillance: Disproportionate Impacts of Foreign Intelligence Surveillance
As Congress considers renewal of a powerful government surveillance authority, Section 702 of the FISA Amendments Act, this panel will offer perspectives on the long-standing disproportionate impacts of foreign intelligence surveillance.
Please join us and some of the experts and advocates at the center of this discussion for a conversation on how foreign intelligence surveillance intersects with race, class, and policy.
THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 28th at 12:00 p.m.
Rayburn HOB, Room 2226, Washington, DC
Snacks and refreshments will be served.
Alvaro Bedoya, Executive Director, Center on Privacy & Technology, Georgetown Law Center
Jake Laperruque, Senior Counsel, The Constitution Project
Steven Renderos, Organizing Director, Center for Media Justice
Sarah St. Vincent, Researcher, Human Rights Watch
Xiaoxing Xi, Laura H. Carnell Professor of Physics, Temple University, and plaintiff alleging the government unjustly investigated and surveilled him
Moderator: Rainey Reitman, Activism Director, Electronic Frontier Foundation
TUESDAY, September 19th, 1:00 p.m.
Companies' ability and responsibility to keep people's information private has massive consequences on individuals' privacy rights. As the kinds and volume of data they hold about us continue to grow so does the significance of their role as a steward of the public's information.
Please join the Fourth Amendment Advisory Committee for a conversation with some of the companies and organizations at the center of this discussion, including Google, the i2Coalition, Mozilla, and Twilio.
What privacy issues do they see as most in need of Congressional attention? What vulnerabilities pose the greatest risks to the public? Some topics we'll cover are cross-border data sharing, encryption, ECPA, and Section 702.
TUESDAY, September 19th at 1:00 p.m.
Rayburn HOB Room 2226, Washington, DC
Snacks and refreshments will be served
Congressional staff and interns only
Christian Dawson, Co-Founder and Executive Director at i2Coalition
Heather West, Senior Policy Manager at Mozilla
Richard Seiersen, Chief Information Security Officer at Twilio
Moderator: Austin Carson, Executive Director, TechFreedom