Thought we were done with surveillance-law debates, at least for a few years? Not by a long shot. A sunset is looming for three FISA provisions. What’s at stake? Here’s a guide to prep you for the
President Obama set principles to guide & limit foreign electronic surveillance in PPD-28 but the devil was always in the details of implementation. A 2016 PCLOB report–now public–fails to deliver those answers.
In response to a Freedom of Information Act request from New York Times reporter Charlie Savage, the Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board (PCLOB) has declassified its implementation report on Presidential Policy Directive 28: Signals Intelligence Activities (PPD-28). PPD-28 was signed by President Obama in January of 2014 and provides principles guiding “why, whether, when, and how the United States conducts signals intelligence activities.”
He is in Texas but has a Joisey accent: goivernment!
Last month the European Court of Human Rights found that various U.K. surveillance practices violate the Right to Privacy in the European Convention. The case is a great opportunity to better
On a related note and the manual concept in general, apparently not every one RFTM or follows it. I am not being totally Scalianish or Freudian; that fierce independence thing has some Western frontier child play component or … roots 🙂
Among the additions to the manual is a new section on “Disclosure of Foreign Influence Operations.”
Blanket declassification of information related to the Page FISA warrant and Ohr’s counterintelligence work will have significant consequences beyond the Russia investigation.
Contrary to what allies of the president have suggested, the absence of a hearing regarding the Carter Page FISA application is not cause for alarm or a conclusion that the court glossed over a FISA application.
A federal employee’s background-check materials should not be released under FOIA. But the records of how such an abusive request was processed certainly should be.
The inquorate privacy watchdog may be back in action soon. If so, it should review the NSA’s call detail records program, Section 702, and the disparate impact of surveillance on minorities.
After argument in U.S. v. Hasbajrami, the Second Circuit now has the opportunity to address some of the serious Fourth Amendment issues that Congress ignored in FISA Reform. New analysis by Sharon Bradford Franklin