USC Experts Available to Speak on Edward Snowden’s leak of NSA Surveillance Programs

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Contact: Andrew Good at or 213-740-8606.

B. Clifford Neuman is an expert on computer security and remote network access at the USC Viterbi School’s Information Sciences Institute. He can comment on privacy security and technical aspects of online security.

Contact at: or (310) 448-8736.

“While I would expect these blanket data collection orders have been effective at stopping various terrorist threats, their overreaching authority is not based on probable cause related to most parties whose records are being collected,” Neuman says.

“My concern relates to how this collected information might be used. A lot can be learned about individuals who have done nothing wrong when provided with complete records of their calls, even absent any information regarding the contents of those calls.”

Jack Lerner is an expert on digital privacy and national security at the USC Gould School of Law. He can comment on Edward Snowden’s leak of the National Security Agency’s surveillance programs and the legal implications of the leak.

Contact at:, (213) 740-9013, or on Twitter as @jacklerner.