WE TOLD YOU SO…Use of the “Library Provision” of the USA PATRIOT Act and other surveillance issues
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Are you surprised by the latest revelations of government surveillance programs? Are you interested in the government’s need to improve the balance between individual privacy rights and terrorism prevention? Michael German, senior policy counsel of the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), will detail government spying during “WE TOLD YOU SO…Proven Use of the “Library Provision,” an interactive session that will be held during the 2013 Annual American Library Association on Sunday, June 30, 2013, from 3:00-4:00p.m., in the McCormick Place Convention Center, room S501BCD.
German will discuss the latest wholesale use of Section 215 of the USA PATRIOT Act by the NSA and the FBI to get cell phone records from cell carriers and how those carriers just turned over all subscriber phone records. Attendees will also have the opportunity to hear about surveillance of AP Wire Service reporters, the search for whistleblowers and the implications for the First Amendment and Freedom of the Press of these activities.