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Loopholes for Circumventing the Constitution: Warrantless Bulk Surveillance on Americans by Collecting Network Traffic Abroad


Axel Arnbak


Institute for Information Law (IViR, University of Amsterdam); Harvard University - Berkman Center for Internet & Society

Sharon Goldberg


Boston University - Department of Computer Science

June 27, 2014

HOTPETS, 2014

Abstract:     
In this multi-disciplinary paper, we reveal interdependent legal and technical loopholes that intelligence agencies of the U.S. government could use to circumvent constitutional and statutory safeguards for U.S. persons. We outline known and new circumvention techniques that can leave the Internet traffic of Americans as vulnerable to surveillance, and as unprotected by U.S. law, as the Internet traffic of foreigners.

Note: The paper is accepted and will be presented at the Privacy Enhancing Technologies Symposium of July 2014, during the HOTPETS session.

Number of Pages in PDF File: 24

Keywords: Surveillance, Privacy, FISA, Executive Order 12333, Network protocols, DNS attacks, BGP attacks

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Date posted: June 30, 2014  

Suggested Citation

Arnbak, Axel and Goldberg, Sharon, Loopholes for Circumventing the Constitution: Warrantless Bulk Surveillance on Americans by Collecting Network Traffic Abroad (June 27, 2014). HOTPETS, 2014. Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=2460462

Contact Information

Axel Arnbak (Contact Author)
Institute for Information Law (IViR, University of Amsterdam) ( email )
Kloveniersburgwal 48
Amsterdam, 1012 CX
Netherlands
HOME PAGE: http://www.ivir.nl/staff/arnbak.html
Harvard University - Berkman Center for Internet & Society ( email )
23 Everett Street
Cambridge, MA 012138
United States
Sharon Goldberg
Boston University - Department of Computer Science ( email )
Boston, MA
United States
HOME PAGE: http://www.cs.bu.edu/~goldbe/
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