Privacy After Petraeus

February 25, 2013

The Brennan Center for Justice and the John Brademas Center for the Study of Congress present:

Privacy After Petraeus

Monday, February 25, 2013

12:00 - 12:30 p.m. Lunch
12:30 - 1:45 p.m. Panel Discussion


  • The Honorable Danny Julian Boggs, United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit
  • David Lieber, Privacy Policy Counsel, Google
  • Laura Murphy, Director, Washington Legislative Office, American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU)
  • Kenneth Wainstein, Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP; Former Homeland Security Advisor to President George W. Bush; Former Assistant Attorney General for National Security

moderated by

  • Faiza Patel, Co-Director, Liberty & National Security Program, Brennan Center for Justice

The scandal surrounding David Petraeus' resignation as Director of the CIA played out against a backdrop of increasing questions about privacy and electronic surveillance in a digital era. In 2010, a federal appeals court ruled for the first time that law enforcement agents need warrants in order to read stored private emails. While companies like Google and Twitter increasingly report on the scope of government requests for their customers' communications and play an active role in resisting those requests, on the Hill, Congress may be poised to revisit the standard for electronic privacy for the first time since the Atari age.

Thank you to all who attended this insightful panel discussion on privacy and government policy. A special thanks to our speakers, Honorable Danny Julian Boggs of the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit, David Lieber of Google, Laura Murphy of the ACLU and Kenneth Wainstein of Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP.

We also thank the Brademas Center at New York University who generously co-sponsored the event.