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Thursday, September 14, 2017
4:30–5:30 p.m.


University Center Room 313

Constitutional Day 2017: Can They Do That? Surveillance and the Constitution in a Digital World

An upcoming Supreme Court case will reopen the question of how the Constitution applies to electronic surveillance in the digital era. 

What can the government do to eavesdrop on phone calls, texts, social media and even your GPS location?

How do the restrictions on government actions compare to the big data analytics from companies like Google or Amazon?

James Miskiewicz is LIPA's Special Counsel for Ethics, Risk and ComplianceJames Miskiewicz was appointed by Gov. Cuomo as Special Counsel for Ethics, Risk and Compliance at LIPA.  Before joining LIPA, Mr. Miskiewicz was an Assistant U.S. Attorney and Deputy Chief of the Criminal Division of a regional office. He also served as acting Chief of the Office of Organized Crime and Racketeering Section in Brooklyn, and led numerous prosecutions in complex securities fraud, official public corruption, international narcotics trafficking, civil rights, and racketeering cases. Mr. Miskiewicz also served as Trial Attorney for the Justice Department’s Environmental Crimes section in Washington, D.C. A former law clerk to a federal judge, he received a B.A. from City College of New York and a J.D. from City University of New York Law School.

This event is sponsored by the College of Arts and Sciences, Department of Political Science and the Division of Student Affairs. Refreshments will be available.

The federal government requires educational institutions to honor Constitution Day, commemorating September 17, 1787, when delegates at the Constitutional Convention in Philadelphia signed the Constitution of the United States of America. 
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