Richard W. Painter discusses “deepfakes”—computer-generated videos posted and made to look like reality—and their potential impact on politics. Painter predicts that the dark money that has been increasingly used in election campaigns since the Citizens United v. FEC ruling will soon become a source for funding political deepfakes during elections. Because the FEC and Congress… Continue reading Deepfake 2024: Will Citizens United and Artificial Intelligence Together Destroy Representative Democracy?
George Croner details the history, structure, legal requirements, and intelligence value of the Section 702 surveillance program and explains why the reauthorization of Section 702 is both perpetually challenging—and particularly challenging in 2023. Croner identifies the most likely criticisms of Section 702 and examines the sources and merits of these critiques including in light of… Continue reading FISA Section 702’s Challenging Passage to Reauthorization in 2023
In recent years, foreign bulk data collection of US citizens’ personal data has emerged as a new and increasing national security threat. The ability of foreign adversaries to collect—and in some cases, buy outright—US person data is officially governed by IEEPA and CFIUS. Bernard Horowitz and Terence Check argue that these regulatory frameworks are ill-suited… Continue reading TikTok v. Trump and the Uncertain Future of National Security-based Restrictions on Data Trade