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Aegis Paper Series

In Defense of FAA Section 702: An Examination of its Justification, Operational Employment, and Legal Underpinnings

The tension between a Nation-state’s need to detect and interdict threats to life, safety and property inevitably conflict with the privacy interests of its individual citizens and private sector entities.  Increased flattening and convergence of global communications will continue to exacerbate this tension, as Nation states seek to pursue these twin goods within the common spaces shared by protected populations and those who would hold society at risk.  

Aegis Paper Series

Beyond Privacy & Security: The Role of the Telecommunications Industry in Electronic Surveillance

This paper examines this gatekeeper function US industry plays in surveillance and recommends surveillance reforms that will reinforce that function without denying necessary government access to information.

FISA

Congress Should Declassify the Legislative Negotiations Over the FISA Amendments Act

On October 5, Third Way and the R Street Institute sent a joint request to the respective leaders of the House and Senate intelligence committees asking them to declassify records of the legislative negotiations leading up to passage (and subsequent reauthorization) of the FISA Amendments Act (FAA) of 2008.

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