Witnesses Named For Surveillance Act Hearing

Panel Will Talk about Bill Introduced by Sen. Al Franken

The Senate Judiciary Subcommittee on Privacy has set its witness list for a Nov. 13 hearing on The Surveillance Transparency Act, which was introduced by Subcommittee chairman Al Franken (D-Minn.).

The Act would boost reporting of programs under the PATRIOT Act and the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act.

Franken and Sen. Dean Heller (R-Nev.) reintroduced the bill last week.

Set to testify are Heller, Robert Litt, general counsel, office of the Director of National Intelligence;  Brad Wiegmann, Deputy Assistant attorney general, National Security Division, Department of Justice; Richard Salgado, director, law enforcement and information security matters, Google; and Kevin Bankston, director, Free Expression Project, Center for Democracy and Technology.