BLOOMBERG BNA WEBINAR EVENT: Clapper, FISA, and the Future of Data Breach Litigation
Wednesday, May 29, 2013
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM ET
The Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA), permitting physical and electronic surveillance and collection of “foreign intelligence information,” became law in 1978 and has been continuously amended over the years, particularly after September 11, 2001. Recently, its expiration date was extended until 2017.
Clapper v. Amnesty International USA represents efforts by the civil liberties community to challenge certain aspects of how the FISA Amendments Act of 2008 “modernized” national security surveillance. It raises significant issues regarding cybersecurity in a world of enhanced information sharing. The decision itself is a fascinating example of judicial deference to Congress’ complex balancing of national security and civil liberties interests. It also has important implications for data breach cases because it stands for the idea that a fear of possible future privacy harms is not enough to bring a lawsuit.
- Learn about the structure of surveillance under FISA.
- Understand the challenge that Clapper presented.
- Find out how to deploy Clapper outside of the national security context.
Who would benefit most from attending the program?
General counsel as well as attorneys and other professionals focused on cybersecurity, information security, enterprise risk management and privacy as well as counsel representing telecommunications companies.
Program Level: Advanced
Credit Available: This program’s CLE-credit eligibility varies by state.