Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA)

On November 4, Marc Zwillinger was one of only two non-academic private attorneys invited to participate at the second public hearing of the Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board.  Mr. Zwillinger discussed recommendations for changes...

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On June 30, 2013, the FISA Court of Review, in a rare order, unsealed the now-declassified fact that Yahoo! was the provider who challenged the constitutionality of the Directives issued under the Protect America Act, the...

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FISA & FAA – A Concise Briefing

June 21, 2013 | 0 Comments

Much of the nation has been gripped by disclosures regarding the NSA’s surveillance activities and a program allegedly called PRISM.  In this webinar, Marc Zwillinger will explain the history and background of FISA and the...

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Yesterday’s story alleging that Internet companies were voluntarily participating in a program to give the NSA access to their systems has morphed overnight into an acknowledgement by the Director of National Intelligence that the activities...

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As I blog the latest developments in the surveillance world, I admit to being a little bit shocked at yesterday’s leaked revelations.   In short, the FISA court issued an order compelling Verizon Business Services to turn...

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DAY 1, WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON (5/22) Cybersecurity Policy Update.  The Wednesday afternoon session at the Georgetown Cybersecurity Law Institute began with a policy update led by Stewart Baker.  He led off with the statement that the...

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