SSCI Holds Hearing on USA FREEDOM Act

Happening now the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence (SSCI) is holding an open hearing on the House passed USA FREEDOM Act (H.R. 3361). For previous reaction to the House passed bill see posts from Jennifer Granick (here) and Harley Geiger (here). Harley will be testifying on the second panel (non-government). Full panel list below with links to opening statements. The hearing can be watched live on C-SPAN.

First Panel (Government):

James M. Cole, Deputy Attorney General; U.S. Department of Justice

Richard H. Ledgett, Deputy Director; National Security Agency

Mark F. Giuliano, Deputy Director; Federal Bureau of Investigation

Stephanie O’Sullivan, Deputy Director; Office of the Director of National Intelligence

Second Panel (Non-Government):

Harley Geiger, Senior Counsel; Center for Democracy & Technology

Dean Garfield, President/CEO; Information Technology Industry Council

Michael Woods, Vice President and Assistant General Counsel; Verizon

Stewart Baker, Partner; Steptoe & Johnson LLP 

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