David S. Kris

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David Kris is general counsel of Intellectual Ventures. From 2009 to 2011, he was assistant attorney general for national security at the US Department of Justice.  From 2003 to 2009 he held various positions at Time Warner, including deputy general counsel and chief ethics and compliance officer.  From 1992 to 2003, he was an attorney and then associate deputy attorney general at the Department of Justice.  He is the author of several papers on national security and  coauthor of the treatise National Security Investigations and Prosecutions.  He graduated from Harvard Law School in 1991.

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Trends and Predictions in Foreign Intelligence Surveillance: The FAA and Beyond

by David S. Krisvia Aegis Paper Series
Thursday, February 25, 2016

Beginning in 2013, Edward Snowden’s leaks caused the U.S. government to significantly reduce the scope, and increase the transparency, of its foreign intelligence surveillance, while the President urged caution and restraint in response to the extraordinary rise of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL).

Analysis and Commentary

Trends And Predictions In Foreign Intelligence Surveillance: The FAA And Beyond

by David S. Krisvia Aegis
Thursday, February 25, 2016

It is a strange time for national security. Beginning in 2013, Edward Snowden’s leaks caused the U.S. government to significantly reduce the scope, and increase the transparency, of its foreign intelligence surveillance, while the President urged caution and restraint in response to the extraordinary rise of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL).