Jennifer Lynch, staff attorney with the Electronic Frontier Foundation, discusses her article “Newly Released Documents Reveal Defense Department Intelligence Violations;” how the Army is illegally using National Security Letters to engage in domestic surveillance, including of Planned Parenthood for some reason; how “exigent letters” are even more prone to abuse than NSL’s; the generally positive television portrayal of cops with unlimited authority; and how oversight and accountability are considered passé since “everything changed” after 9/11.
MP3 here. (19:53)
Jennifer Lynch is a staff attorney with the Electronic Frontier Foundation and works on open government, transparency and privacy issues as part of EFF’s FOIA Litigation for Accountable Government (FLAG) Project. Prior to joining EFF, Jennifer was the Clinical Teaching Fellow with the Samuelson Law, Technology & Public Policy Clinic at UC Berkeley School of Law. At the Samuelson Clinic, Jennifer specialized in privacy and intellectual property issues, including investigations on social media, privacy and the smart electrical grid, digital books, and open source regimes for biotech. Before the Clinic, Jennifer practiced with Bingham McCutchen in San Francisco and clerked for Judge A. Howard Matz in the Central District of California. She earned both her undergraduate and law degrees from UC Berkeley. She has published academically on identity theft and phishing attacks (20 Berkeley Tech. L.J. 259) and sovereign immunity in civil rights cases (62 Fla. L. Rev. 203).