@SOTN – “Reforming the NSA Surveillance System: Assessing the Options” with David Medine (PCLOB)

Today, the Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board issues its own list of recommendations to the President regarding NSA reforms (1-2pm, ET). With this latest development and State of the Net quickly approaching, we wanted to direct you to our upcoming panel, “Reforming the NSA Surveillance System: Assessing the Options.”


The NSA’s surveillance program brought to light by the controversial revelations of Edward Snowden has raised myriad debates about whether and how to reform the different programs within the NSA surveillance system. Almost everyone is calling for some type of reform. Presidential advisory panels have offered reform suggestions, former FISA panel judges have weighed in with ideas, Members of Congress have introduced bills, and every civil libertarian in the country has ideas on how to reform the system. On January 17, President Obama addressed the nation and offered his own ideas how to implement program changes. Our panel will explore many of the reform ideas volleyed thus far and assess their efficacy.


Nuala O’Connor, President & CEO, Center for Democracy & Technology (moderator)
Judge James G. Carr, Former Judge, FISA Court
David Medine, Chairman, Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board
Michelle Richardson, Legislative Counsel, ACLU

Additional panelists will be announced shortly.

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