In the days following 9/11, lawmakers and residents were gripped with feelings of insecurity, and fear of when the next terror attack would come. That led to the creation and expansion of sweeping surveillance powers for U.S. intelligence agencies. Over the last two decades, mass surveillance in the U.S. has become almost a way of life. So how did the Sept. 11 attacks change how we balance safety and privacy today? And what lessons have we learned from the last 20 years?
GUESTS: Patrick Toomey, senior staff attorney at the ACLU
Sharon Bradford Franklin, co-director at Center for Democracy and Technology’s Security and Surveillance Project