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Timothy Edgar

DOJ sees a path to legal hacking (comments by Timothy Edgar)

October 20, 2017 FCW: The Business of Federal Technology

According to a Department of Justice official, framework to clarify how private companies can carry out information security research while complying with the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act, is gaining traction.


Why should Americans care about foreign privacy? (written by Tim Edgar)

September 6, 2017 Forbes

Senior Fellow Tim Edgar wrote an op-ed about the implications of Edward Snowden's decision to disclose National Security Agency practices and why any reforms of the NSA's surveillance programs must protect the privacy of all people around the world, not just those of American nationality.


Michael Flynn May Want to Call the ACLU (written by Timothy Edgar)

February 16, 2017 Lawfare Blog

Timothy Edgar in Lawfare Blog, "Whether we approve of the motive or not, it is an abuse of surveillance for national security officials to leverage legitimate foreign intelligence collection to reveal public information in order to damage individuals they do not believe should serve."


From Egypt to Canada (comments by Tim Edgar)

December 5, 2016 Brand-e

A non-profit library based in the U.S. is pushing to build an internet archive of Canada's cultural materials in order to keep them safe and perpetually available amid concerns Donald Trump could restrict the flow of digital information over the Internet. Brown University's Timothy Edgar comments on the extent of the President-elect's powers in these matters.


Britain's internet history law: A new frontier of surveillance? (comments by Tim Edgar)

November 30, 2016 The Christian Science Monitor

Timothy Edgar, senior fellow at Brown's Watson Institute, comments on the likelihood of American legislators adopting similar surveillance policies as the British Parliament, which has recently passed a controversial law that allows government officials to monitor the web surfing behaviors of Britons for suspected terrorists and cyber criminals.