Doss Testifies on Reauthorization of FISA Amendments Act

Doss Testifies on Reauthorization of FISA Amendments Act
Appearance Before House Judiciary Committee on March 1, 2017
March 14, 2017

Partner April F. Doss testified in front of the House Judiciary Committee on March 1, 2017, in a public hearing over the reauthorization of Section 702 of the FISA Amendments Act.

House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte (R-Va.) issued the statement below in advance of this hearing:

“With Section 702 set to expire at the end of the year, the House Judiciary Committee will work in a bipartisan fashion to reauthorize and reform this intelligence gathering program to ensure that it continues to be a critical tool to thwart terrorist attacks and that it best protects Americans’ civil liberties. The first part of this process is gathering the facts, and the Committee will do so next week. We will hear from government officials, legal and policy experts, and privacy advocates regarding how the program is currently operating, so that we can best determine what steps might be needed to improve the program.”

April is the former Associate General Counsel for Intelligence Law at the National Security Agency (NSA), and she offers significant insight into some of the most highly regulated activities in the United States intelligence community. In this role, she gained significant experience with legal issues relating to cybersecurity and privacy, including privacy and compliance programs, privacy-by-design and big data, particularly within the telecommunications, technology, and defense sectors of the economy. Ms. Doss currently serves as the Chair of Saul Ewing’s Cybersecurity and Privacy Practice.