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Tech Talk: The Patriot Act Turns 20 — Talking Tech W/ Laura Murphy and Former U.S. Senator Russ Feingold

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Twenty years after the passage of the #PatriotAct, CDT took some time to dig deep and ask a few fundamental questions: What were the key civil liberty concerns back in the fall of 2001 and how has government surveillance activities changed over the last two decades? With the benefit of 20 years of experience, what authorities does the government need in order  to keep the country safe while preserving civil liberties and civil rights in the U.S. and abroad? And lastly,  Should there be a comprehensive reexamination of government #surveillance authorities today? What changes should be made?

On October 5th, 2021 CDT hosted a discussion to tackle these and other questions. The event featured a fireside chat between former U.S. Senator Russ Feingold, the lone “no” vote in the Senate against the Patriot Act, and Laura Murphy, who managed the ACLU’s Legislative Office in Washington, D.C. during the bill’s passage.

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