TODAY: Territorial Rights Versus Globalized #Surveillance @JohnJayCollege

John Jay CollegeToday, Tuesday 12 November 2013 the Center for Cybercrime Studies at John Jay College will present a lecture – Territorial Rights Versus Globalized Surveillance – by Professor Adina Schwartz.

The National Security Agency (“NSA”)’s upstream and PRISM programs are based on technology that enables analysts within the United States to intercept the Internet and telephone communications of people throughout the world. The legal basis for the programs, however, is a territorial distinction. The FISA Amendments Act authorizes warrantless surveillance of the contents of communications if the target of the surveillance is not a United States national and is reasonably believed to be located outside the United States. Through an analysis of the NSA’s upstream and PRISM data collection programs, this paper explores the question: when technology erases territorial limitations on a nation’s surveillance power, should individuals’ legal rights against such surveillance depend on their nationality and geographical location?

To our knowledge there is no recording or webcast planned, so it will be necessary to attend in person.

What: Territorial Rights Versus Globalized Surveillance
Where: John Jay College of Criminal Justice, Moot Court, 6th Floor, 524 west 59th Street (entrance on 10th Avenue)
When: Tuesday, November 12, 2013 1:40pm-3:00 pm EST
More info: Doug Salane, 212-237-8803 |