The House Intelligence Committee, in conjunction with Holy Family University, held on Dec. 4 a panel addressing the reauthorization of Section 702 of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA). CERL’s Prof. Claire Finkelstein and George Croner joined the panel to discuss the history of the statute and the reforms that will be needed to adequately balance national security imperatives with privacy and civil liberties concerns. Led by Congressman Brian Fitzpatrick (IL-16), who serves as the Chairman of the Subcommittee on National Intelligence Enterprise, this event was the latest in the House Intelligence Committee’s “Beyond the SCIF” series.
Claire Finkelstein is the Algernon Biddle Professor of Law and Professor of Philosophy and Faculty Director of the Center for Ethics and the Rule of Law. Read her bio here.
George W. Croner was the principal litigation counsel in the Office of General Counsel at the National Security Agency (NSA). He is a senior fellow at the Foreign Policy Research Institute (FPRI) in its national security program and a member of CERL’s Advisory Council. You can follow him on Twitter (@GeorgeCroner) and find a list of his publications at FPRI.org.
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