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Baker Outlines Testimony for Judicial Hearing

CYBERSECURITY—U.S.

July 17, 2013

Former General Counsel for the National Security Agency (NSA) Stewart Baker is testifying today to the House Judiciary Committee about the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA), NSA and the “Snowden flap.” On the Skating on Stilts blog, Baker posts his prepared testimony, questioning the “wisdom of trying to regulate intelligence use of Big Data tools” and discusses the “hostage” position that U.S. IT companies have been put in by the government, noting “whenever Europe has a beef with U.S. use of data in counterterrorism programs, it threatens not the U.S. government but U.S. companies.” Editor’s Note: Stewart Baker will deliver a keynote address at the IAPP Privacy Academy in Seattle, WA, this fall.
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