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Surveillance and Internet Privacy

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Surveillance and Internet Privacy

Surveillance and Internet Privacy

Surveillance and Internet Privacy

Only Available in Archive Formats.

Guests: Barry Steinhardt Associate Director, American Civil Liberties Union Chair, ACLU Cyber-liberties Task Force Bruce Berkowitz Research Fellow, Hoover Institution Author, Best Truth: Intelligence in the Information Age (Yale Univ. Press, 2000) Senator Patrick Leahy (D-VT) Author of E-RIGHTS Act (S.854) (Internet privacy bill currently before Congress) Ranking Member, Senate Judiciary Committee Chair, Senate Democratic Task Force on Privacy Debates over internet privacy are nothing new, but with e-mail increasingly a part of daily life and interactions, there is growing concern about cyber-privacy. Earlier this week, The White House asked Congress to update wiretapping rules so the same legal protections that apply to telephone calls are extended to e-mail and other electronic communication. The statements came in response to the unveiling of a new FBI system which scans all incoming and outgoing e-mails associated with a criminal suspect. Civil libertarians say the FBI system can monitor anyone's e-mails— not just the target of the investigation. Are advancements in technology outpacing civil liberties? Join Juan Williams and guests to discuss whether the high-tech tools law enforcement agencies use to fight cyber-crime can violate your civil rights.