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Understanding NSA Surveillance

How to Balance Freedom and Security in the Age of Terrorism

Learn Liberty On Demand offers you a series of videos on new and exciting topics in the world of policy and ideas that you can watch any time, anywhere, on your schedule. Have you ever wondered how the NSA’s surveillance programs threaten your privacy and freedom? Well, this is the place for you.

Edward Snowden’s leaks of National Security Agency (NSA) methods has sparked a national debate about the legality of such surveillance. This program, taught by a constitutional law professor, will focus on the legality of surveillance, the meaning of individual privacy, its relationship to individual freedom, and the constitutional and statutory limits on surveillance undertaken for national security purposes. It will also explore possible means of changing the current regime, including modifications to the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) and its special court, the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court (FISC).

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