Same Time, Different Perspectives on Our Record of Preserving Privacy and Liberty
By Eric L. Lipman
In an interesting juxtaposition, even for the Federal City, Secretary of Homeland Security Michael Chertoff, and former FBI Special Agent and Minneapolis Chief Division Counsel, Coleen Rowley, were each addressing Washington audiences, at nearly the same time, on the same subject: The recent record of maintaining personal privacy and civil liberties during the War on Terror.
Agent Rowley's Keynote Address to a conference last Thursday, on "Whistleblower Rights and the Public's Right to Know," is accessible here, whereas Secretary Chertoff's remarks, made across town at that hour, are accessible here.
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