What intelligence officials really mean when they talk about ‘unmasking’
April Doss, partner and chair of Saul Ewing’s Cybersecurity and Privacy Practice, co-authors this article on surveillance practices and unmasking. The article stems from comments about Susan E. Rice requesting the unmasking of names of President Trump transition officials whose information had been incidentally collected in intelligence reports. In the article, April and co-author Susan Hennessey explain surveillance law and practices and define key terms such as “unmasking” and “minimization” to reduce confusion about which practices are permissible and which should raise concern.
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