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With the rise of modern technologies, the scope and scale of government surveillance has exploded. The use of digital communication has made communication more efficient, but also much more vulnerable. Governments, meanwhile, are increasing their capacity to exploit these vulnerabilities, and companies, their ability to thwart them. Both the PATRIOT act and the Snowden disclosures pushed the issue to the front of the national conversation. Today, the legal and policy debate—over what kind of surveillance tools are acceptable, against whom, and with with whose authorization—continues in full force.

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FISA: 702 Collection

Closing Section 702 “Backdoor Search Loophole” Also Means Companion Reforms to Use Restrictions

In order to be effective at protecting privacy and due process rights, closing the backdoor search loophole must also be paired with additional restrictions on using Section 702 data for domestic criminal investigations.


It's Too Complicated: How the Internet Upends Katz, Smith, and Electronic Surveillance Law

 For those who crave a brief respite from the bedlam—and also to toot my own horn and those of my coauthors Steve Bellovin, Matt Blaze, and Stephanie Pell—I offer "It's Too Complicated: How the Internet Upends Katz, Smith and Electronic Surveillance Law."

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