In this excerpt from testimony before the U.S. Senate Intelligence Committee, former NSA general counsel and former Homeland Security assistant secretary Stewart Baker explains why the government’s bulk collection of phone records is legal and necessary.
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Is digital technology a threat to our civil liberties? Jeffrey Rosen, president and CEO of the National Constitution Center, joined Princeton University computer scientist Ed Felten for a conversation about our cyber rights at the Woodrow Wilson School.
Freedom of speech, right to bear arms, protection against unreasonable search and seizure—the Bill of Rights occupies a special place at the National Constitution Center.
This week, a federal appeals court in New York heard oral arguments in a lawsuit challenging the legality of the National Security Agency’s bulk collection of phone records. A ruling against the government could accelerate the program’s review by the Supreme Court.
A new law signed this week by Gov. Jerry Brown makes California the second state to mandate a remote “kill switch” for all smartphones—but at what cost to the Constitution?