Ostrolenk speaks with Constitutional Scholar Bruce Fein on the upcoming expiration of Section 215 of the Patriot Act, which allows the NSA to collect data from domestic and international phone calls without warrant or suspicion. Despite 9 years in use, the NSA has failed to tie any of the information gathered through 215 to acts of terrorism. Not only impractical, but a massive invasion of our privacy, 215’s authority, Bruce insists, should be allowed to lapse in June.
Further information on Bruce Fein, and his publications, can be found at: www.brucefeinlaw.com
American Empire Before the Fall
Constitutional Peril: The Life and Death Struggle for Our Constitution and Democracy
Michael sits down with New American Foundation’s Open Technology Institute
Policy Counsel, Robyn Greene. The two talk about surveillance and the USA Freedom Act
, a bill to end collection under domestic surveillance authorities. The discussion includes explaining various Patriot Act
powers such as 215 orders, mass Internet surveillance under FISA Amendments Act Section 702, and the structure of the FISA court
. They also discuss Executive Order 12333
from the Reagan Administration which also allows for the bulk collection.
See OTI’s new report, titled “Surveillance Costs: The NSA’s Impact on the Economy, Internet Freedom & Cybersecurity” or watch their recent National Insecurity Event to learn more about the impact that these programs have, and visit the Open Technology Institute to learn more.
The interview took place on July 23rd 2014.
i , Policy Analyst from Freedom Work
s talks about NSA domestic spying and the USA Freedom Act.
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