The digital environment offers greatly expanded opportunities for foreign
intelligence gathering. This seminar will explore some of the most
difficult problems arising in managing the collection and use of
intelligence for national security, including compliance with the law;
avoidance of, and remedies for, over collection; and protection of
privacy and other fundamental values.
We will discuss how an intelligence community's activities can be
meaningfully communicated to the public while respecting its sources and methods; how agencies might internally reconcile their various missions to protect the public and protect public values; and what a set of
authorities and limitations for intelligence collection might look like
if a clean slate were available on which to develop them.
Prerequisite: The seminar is offered by application for the spring term.
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