In the post-Snowden world, Americans are becoming more wary of how government agencies and law enforcement use their data. As our laws become more antiquated, Congress continues to deadlock, leaving Americans’ rights and privacy in flux. Will the 114th Congress be any different? Will lawmakers finally stop blanket surveillance by the NSA and FBI — or warrantless searches by law enforcement? What are the odds for seeing USA Freedom Act and ECPA reform passed in some form? How will they handle the sunset of Section 215 of the Patriot Act, cybersecurity, and other surveillance issues?
On Wednesday, December 10, we aired Episode #4 of TechFreedomTV, “2015: A New Year for Privacy?”
In this episode, we tackled the tough questions facing the new Congress on privacy, surveillance, and cybersecurity. TechFreedom President Berin Szoka moderated a panel featuring:
- Stewart Baker, Steptoe & Johnson (@StewartBaker)
- Harley Geiger, Center for Democracy & Technology (@HarleyGeiger)
- Neema Guliani, ACLU (@neemaguliani)
- Ryan Radia, Competitive Enterprise Institute (@RyanRadia)