Surveillance and Civil Liberties in the U.S.

In the wake of the September 11th attacks, the U.S. government expanded its surveillance programs, collecting more electronic communications in an attempt to better protect against future attacks. The outcry about these programs due to privacy and civil liberties concerns, particularly after the Edward Snowden leaks, has been—and continues to be—tremendous. In a conversation moderated by The New York Times Washington correspondent Charlie Savage, David Medine, Chairman of the Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board, and Laura Donohue, Professor of Law at Georgetown University discuss the ongoing legal and policy issues relating to national surveillance programs and the potential repercussions on all of our lives.

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