The FISA Act is expires in March, and The Brennan Center’s Director of Liberty & National Security, Elizabeth Goitein has been studying the use and abuse of this data collection act for many years. In her talks with Jan Miyasaki, she reveals the problem issues and which parts should not be renewed.
Jan speaks with Elizabeth Gotein, Co-Director of the Liberty & National Security Project at The Brennan Center, about recent lawsuits against warrantless searches of telephone records of U.S. citizens.
The government recently reauthorized the NSA surveillance program, which, according to NSA whistleblower Thomas Drake, allows over-reaching data gathering on U.S. citizens. Mr. Drake was charged with espionage because of his part in exposing this program, and in 2011 the charges were dropped.
Jan talks with Elizabeth Gotein, Co-Director, Liberty & National Security Program at the Brennan Center for Justice, about the upcoming vote to renew the FISA government surveillance approval program, and the “USA Rights Act” amendment which seeks to limit government overreach.