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NACDL News: Surveillance Discussion and Book Signing Are Part of White Collar Summer Series
By Ivan J. Dominguez and Isaac Kramer
NACDL News columns.
NACDL Executive Director Norman Reimer introduces panelists at the White Collar Summer Series Event. Seated (from left): Barry Pollack, Mary Ellen Callahan, Matt Apuzzo, Liza Goitein, and Adam Goldman.
Photo by Ivan J. Dominguez
On Sept. 12, NACDL joined with Miller & Chevalier Chartered to host “Who’s Watching the Watchers,” a well-attended reception and conversation about post-9/11 government surveillance tactics and wider constitutional, privacy, and national security issues. NACDL Second Vice President Barry Pollack, a partner at Miller & Chevalier, moderated the panel. Panelists at this White Collar Summer Series event included Matt Apuzzo and Adam Goldman, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalists and authors of the new book Enemies Within: Inside the NYPD’s Secret Spying Unit and Bin Laden’s Final Plot Against America; Mary Ellen Callahan, nationally recognized privacy attorney and former chief privacy officer at the Department of Homeland Security; and Elizabeth Goitein, co-director of the Brennan Center for Justice’s Liberty and National Security Program. The moderator, panelists, and audience engaged in a lively discussion as they explored the constitutional, legal, and policy issues implicated when individual privacy rights intersect with national security concerns. An audio recording of the event is available at www.nacdl.org/whitecollar.