Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies Program on Energy and Sustainable Development Stanford University


U.S Government Surveillance: Bad for Silicon Valley, Bad for Democracy Around the World

Opinion Piece/Newspaper Article

Christopher Jon Sprigman - Professor of Law, University of Virginia
Jennifer Granick - Affiliate, CISAC

Published by
The Atlantic, June 28, 2013

The University of Virginia's Christopher Jon Sprigman and CISAC's Jennifer Granick reveal how foreigners living in the United States do not have the same privacy protections as U.S. citizens, and are frequently subjected to legal wiretapping of e-mail, phone calls, and other electronic activity. They argue that amendments to the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act reworded language to allow for surveillance of any foreigner as long as it relates to foreign affairs.