The Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board (PCLOB) released on Oct. 5 a report on Section 702 of the Foreign Intelligence Service Act (FISA) including a comprehensive analysis of the current program and a set of 19 recommendations to address privacy and civil liberties concerns. In an opinion for Just Security, CERL Advisory Council member George Croner examines the PCLOB recommendation that a court order from the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court (FISC) be required before conducting a U.S. person query.
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. Read his full bio here.
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