Foreign Intelligence Surveillance

Trends & Predictions in Foreign Intelligence Surveillance: The FAA & Beyond

David Kris examines recent developments in foreign intelligence surveillance, including the impact of the Snowden leaks and the rise of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant on public and political attitudes towards electronic surveillance. In light of these developments, Kris presents several issues that he expects will surface as the 2017 expiration date of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) Amendments Act (FAA) draws near. He also addresses the longer-term impacts that other political and technological developments will have on foreign surveillance.

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David S. Kris
David S. Kris is general counsel of Intellectual Ventures. From 2009 to 2011, he was assistant attorney general for national security at the U.S. Department of Justice. From 2003 to 2009 he held various positions at Time Warner, including deputy general counsel and chief ethics and compliance officer. From 1992 to 2003, he was an attorney and then associate deputy attorney general at the Department of Justice. He is the author of several papers on national security and coauthor of the treatise National Security Investigations and Prosecutions. He graduated from Harvard Law School in 1991.
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