In a world where data flows ceaselessly, and global connections abound, striking the right balance between national security and individual privacy is of utmost importance.
In 2008, Congress enacted the FISA Amendments Act, granting the U.S. government broad authority to conduct surveillance without a warrant on communications of foreign individuals located outside the United States. Since then, the law has sparked ongoing debates and periodic reauthorization discussions, aiming to find a middle ground that upholds national security interests while safeguarding individual privacy rights. As its reauthorization is pending in December 2023, now is a timely moment to delve into the "State of Surveillance."
Join the Phoenix Committee on Foreign Relations and the Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law Center for Law, Science, and Innovation on November 8th for an insightful discussion with an esteemed panel as they dive into the contentious reauthorization of FISA Section 702, its implications on U.S. national security, and the current landscape of surveillance in the modern world. Don't miss this opportunity to gain valuable insights and engage in a critical conversation about the future of surveillance.
Appetizers and bar will be available for the reception.
Why is it Important for Arizona?
The program, "The State of Surveillance," is essential for Arizonans as it raises awareness about the implications of surveillance laws, such as FISA, on individual privacy rights and national security interests. By understanding surveillance practices, Arizonans can become more digitally aware and assess the impact our complicated surveillance laws may have on their daily lives. Engaging in discussions with esteemed panelists empowers individuals to be active advocates for responsible surveillance policies, contribute to ethical considerations, and participate in shaping the future of surveillance practices that strike a balance between security and privacy concerns.