Center researchers are exploring the legal and policy issues raised by Edward J. Snowden’s revelations about the NSA surveillance and the massive surveillance of Internet and telecommunications traffic by the NSA’s British counterpart, Government Communications Headquarters (GCHQ), in cooperation with the NSA.
Click here for a discussion of the NSA’s collection and data mining of virtually all telephone calls in the United States by the Assistant Director of the Cybercrime Studies Center, Professor Adina Schwartz.
Click here for a discussion of the GCHQ’s surveillance of Internet and telephonic communications by the Center’s research assistant, Aidan Booth, a student in John Jay’s Master’s Program in Digital Forensics and Cybersecurity.
Click here for an ongoing chronicle of international developments by Aidan Booth and Adina Schwartz, and click here for their discussion of legal challenges in the United States, United Kingdom, Europe, and Canada to surveillance by the NSA, GCHQ and the intelligence agencies of other “Five Eyes” countries.
Links to major news reports, commentary and legal documents are included in the chronology of international developments and the discussions of the NSA’s telephony metadata program, GCHQ surveillance, and legal challenges.
Click here to view the latest filings in the FISA Court as they are posted.