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Bulk Data Collection and the NSAThe National Security Agency (NSA) is charged with collecting and analyzing information and data deemed to have potential intelligence value.  The NSA’s recently-revealed data mining program has become the topic of popular conversation and debate, focusing largely on national security and privacy concerns.  Our experts will describe what is known about how the data mining system operates, what oversight and checks are in place, and the legal limits of authority to operate the system.


  • Hon. Stewart A. Baker, Partner, Steptoe & Johnson LLP
  • Prof. Randy E. Barnett, Carmack Waterhouse Professor of Legal Theory, Georgetown University Law Center
  • Mr. Steven G. Bradbury, Partner, Dechert LLP
  • Moderator: Mr. Dean A. Reuter, Vice President & Director of Practice Groups, The Federalist Society

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