Why is the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) So Hot Right Now?

In this episode of Serious Privacy, Paul Breitbarth and K Royal hosted Caroline Lynch.

Caroline is the founder, and owner of Copper Hill Strategies, with fifteen years of experience on the U.S. Capitol Hill, including a decade with the House Judiciary Committee, serving as the Chief Counsel of the Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security, and Investigations.

As Chief Counsel, Caroline was at the forefront of developing some of the most high-profile privacy, cybersecurity, national security, and criminal laws of the 21st Century.

She authored dozens of pieces of legislation and developed strategies to shepherd those bills through Congress successfully.

Caroline is also a member of the Arizona Advisory Committee of the U.S. Global Leadership Coalition.

This week’s topic?

U.S. government surveillance activities.

Join us as we discuss this sensitive topic that underpins the invalidation of the EU-US Privacy Shield and is the root problem of the infamous Schrems II decision by the Court of Justice of the European Union in July 2020.

The FISA legislation was the result of congress investigating US Federal surveillance activities that occurred in the name of national security.

Since FISA’s enactment in 1978, it has been updated significantly to address modern business records.

This week’s episode can be streamed below.

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