Public Forum on the USA FREEDOM Act

Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board

05/31/2019 - 10:00 to 12:30

The Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board will conduct a public forum to examine the USA FREEDOM Act and the government’s call detail records (CDR) program under that law. During the forum, Board Members will hear a range of expert views on the USA FREEDOM Act—from its history and implementation, to present challenges and the path ahead.

The Board will hear from these experts:

  • Jamil N. Jaffer—Founder and Director of the National Security Institute and Director of the National Security Law and Policy Program, George Mason University, Antonin Scalia School of Law
  • Susan Landau—Bridge Professor of Cyber Security and Policy in the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy and the School of Engineering, Department of Computer Science, Tufts University
  • Jonathan Mayer—Assistant Professor of Computer Science and Public Affairs, Princeton University
  • Julian Sanchez—Senior Fellow, Cato Institute
  • Caroline Lynch—Founder and Owner of Copper Hill Strategies, former Chief Counsel of the House Judiciary Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security, and Investigations
  • Michael Bahar—Partner, Eversheds Sutherland’s Global Cybersecurity and Privacy Practice, former Minority Staff Director and General Counsel for the U.S. House Intelligence Committee.

The event is open to the public. Preregistration is not required. Members of the public will have an opportunity to offer comments and pose questions to the panelists.

The Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board invites written comments of interested persons regarding privacy in the counterterrorism context.



Ronald Reagan Building
1300 Pennsylvania Ave, NW Horizon Room
Washington , DC 20004-3027
US