Early last year, I wrote about the significant district court opinion in In re National Security Letters, a ground-breaking decision that found the FBI’s use of gag orders with national security letters (“NSL”) to be unconstitutional. Since that time, the Edward Snowden revelations have not only enhanced public scrutiny of how the private and public sectors work together on surveillance, but it has also shifted the focus more towards the controversial use of requests under the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (“FISA”). Last week, however, NSLs and FISA requests together took center stage in another small victory for telecommunications companies and their push for greater transparency.

For more information, please see my recent post in The Secure Times, run by the Privacy & Information Security Committee of the ABA Section of Antitrust Law.

 

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Kate M. Growley (CIPP/US, CIPP/G) is a director in Crowell & Moring International’s Southeast Asia regional office. Drawing from over a decade of experience as a practicing attorney in the United States, Kate helps her clients navigate and shape the policy and regulatory…

Kate M. Growley (CIPP/US, CIPP/G) is a director in Crowell & Moring International’s Southeast Asia regional office. Drawing from over a decade of experience as a practicing attorney in the United States, Kate helps her clients navigate and shape the policy and regulatory environment for some of the most complex data issues facing multinational companies, including cybersecurity, privacy, and digital transformation. Kate has worked with clients across every major sector, with particular experience in technology, health care, manufacturing, and aerospace and defense. Kate is a Certified Information Privacy Professional (CIPP) in both the U.S. private and government sectors by the International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP). She is also a Registered Practitioner with the U.S. Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC) Cyber Accreditation Body (AB).