Discussion Monday, 10. December 2018 /
Washington D.C.

New Safeguards and Oversight for Bulk Collection

Date, Time
Mon, 10. Dec 2018,
12:00 pm – 2:00 pm Save in my calendar
Externe Veranstaltung

Presented by The Center for Democracy & Technology and the Stiftung Neue Verantwortung.


Monday, December 10th, 12:00-2:00 PM


The Center for Democracy & Technology

1401 K Street NW, Suite 200

Washington, D.C, 20005



Effective oversight of government intelligence activities can guard against the erosion of fundamental rights, but most democracies, including the U.S., struggle with it. Surveillance technology evolves quickly, and intelligence law is highly complex, making it difficult to innovate in this field.

On Monday, December 10, you are invited to join the Center for Democracy & Technology and Berlin-based Stiftung Neue Verantwortung (SNV) for a luncheon exploring new safeguards and methods of oversight for bulk collection.

Prior to a panel discussion moderated by Greg Nojeim of CDT, Dr. Thorsten Wetzling of SNV will introduce findings from a new international study on the democratic control of bulk surveillance. The study shows that some countries have gone further than others in adopting oversight measures such as requiring broad warrants for bulk collection, and new tools that allow for “predictive oversight." To govern bulk surveillance, should the U.S. adopt oversight practices and legal safeguards as other countries have done?

If you are able to join us, please RSVP here.


  • Sharon Bradford Franklin, Director of Surveillance & Cybersecurity Policy, New America's Open Technology Institute, and former Executive Director of the U.S. Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board
  • Alexander Joel, Chief of the Office of Civil Liberties, Privacy and Transparency (CLPT) for the Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI)
  • Robert S. Litt, Counsel, Morrison Foerster, and former General Counsel of the Office of the Director of National Intelligence

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Please contact events@cdt.org with any questions about the luncheon.

This event is generously supported by Heinrich Böll Foundation North America