Call for Papers: “Governing Intelligence in the Digital Age” Sponsored by Stanford Journal on International Law
The Stanford Journal on International Law has a call for papers for an upcoming conference entitled “Governing Intelligence in the Digital Age.”
in the Digital Age
May 2-3, 2014 at Stanford Law School
In the aftermath of former US National Security Agency (NSA) contractor Edward J. Snowden’s disclosures about the scale of the NSA’s electronic surveillance operations, the recurrent dispute over the post-9/11 boundaries of the national security state is once again in full swing.
In the United States, the revelations have brought to the fore concerns ranging from the so-called balance between national security and privacy to the proper degree of judicial and congressional oversight of the Intelligence Community. Legislators, academics, and commentators have put forward various proposals to rein in intelligence including, most prominently, calls for greater transparency in the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court. As a result, Senator Dianne Feinstein, Chair of the U.S. Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, has pledged to conduct a “total review” of all intelligence programs.
Across the Atlantic, the LIBE Committee of the European Parliament has launched a wide-ranging inquiry into the legality of the alleged electronic mass surveillance of EU citizens. The EP has also called for the suspension of the US-EU Agreement concerning the US Department of the Treasury’s Terrorist Finance Tracking Program (TFTP), which is meant to facilitate the transatlantic exchange of financial data for counterterrorism purposes. Although the EP lacks formal authority to suspend the agreement, its forceful response may be indicative of the EU’s considerable concern for privacy, which may also be at work in its robust data protection regime. Read More