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Telecommunications Privacy Law in the US and Germany

Guest Scholar:
Paul Schwartz
Professor of Law
University of California, Berkeley School of Law

Abstract:
Did everything change on 9/11?  In this presentation, Professor Schwartz will discuss selected topics concerning the comparative regulation of telecommunications surveillance in German and U.S. law.  He will discuss important recent German constitutional law opinions, including decisions that identify a new right to the integrity and security of computers and that places limits on the storage by companies of telecommunications information.  Important legislation in Germany has also altered the previous organization of the intelligence services in Germany and given greater power to the Federal Criminal Police Office (the/Bundeskriminalamt). Important points of comparisons on the U.S.-side will be discussed.

Participants:
Fabio Arcila
Associate Professor of Law
Touro Law Center

Francesca Bignami
Professor of Law
George Washington University Law School

Ira Bloom
Professor of Political Science
Lehman College of CUNY

Dan Cohen
Dean’s Fellow
Fordham Law School

Jamela Debelak
Executive Director, CLIP
Fordham Law School

Jeanne C. Fromer
Associate Professor of Law
Fordham Law School

Orin S. Kerr
Professor of Law
George Washington University Law School

Sonia Katyal
Professor of Law
Fordham Law School

Jon D. Michaels
Acting Professor of Law
UCLA Law School

Joel R. Reidenberg
Stanley D. & Nikki Waxberg Professor of Law
Academic Director, CLIP
Fordham Law School

Jacqueline E. Ross
Professor of Law
University of Illinois College of Law

Olivier Sylvain
Associate Professor of Law
Fordham Law School