Surveillance 101

Come for the Empanadas & Stay for a Crash Course on Section 702

New America’s Open Technology Institute and the R Street Institute invite you to join us for a lunch briefing on Section 702 of the FISA Amendments Act. Surveillance under this law, purportedly targeting foreigners abroad, results in large-scale collection of Americans’ communications. It is set to expire on December 31, 2017.

 The briefing will provide an overview of how the surveillance authority works, what communications the NSA collects, how that information can be used, and its impact on individual privacy and American businesses.

All of the essentials on Section 702 surveillance, and a delicious lunch to boot!


Robyn Greene, Policy Counsel and Government Affairs Lead, New America’s Open Technology Institute (OTI)

Neema Singh Guliani, Legislative Counsel, American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU)

David Lieber, Senior Privacy Policy Counsel, Google

Greg Nojeim, Director, Freedom, Security & Technology Project, Center for Democracy & Technology (CDT)

Arthur Rizer, Criminal Justice Policy Director and Senior Fellow, R Street Institute

Moderator: Dustin Volz, Reuters