NSA Surveillance Permeates @SOTN Former FISA Judge Carr / Experts Debate

Former FISA Judge Jame G. Carr will speak at the State of the Net Conference in January on the controversial and systemic NSA surveillance program. Yesterday federal district judge Richard Leon dealt a substantial constitutional blow to the NSA’s phone collection program and cast doubt about the legality of many other government surveillance programs. Judge Leon noted that the program in question “infringes on ‘that degree of privacy’ that the founders enshrined in the Fourth Amendment.” Judge Carr, who served on the FISA panel previously, is uniquely suited to discuss with other legal experts the legality of the NSA programs and what Congress should and possibly must do about them.

In fact the significance the NSA surveillance issues will likely infuse many of the debates and keynotes at State of the Net on January 28 at the Newseum. Tickets to State of the Net are still available. Register here. Sponsors can contact the event organizers for complimentary tickets.

The 2014 State of the Net will frame the issues for the next session of Congress. To get a sense of the conference check out videos and the agenda (PDF) from 2013’s State of the Net. We will post the agenda as a work in progress shortly.

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