Institute for Global Security Law and Policy
Institute for Global Security Law and Policy






Case Western Reserve University School of Law

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Established in 2005, the Institute hosts symposia and a distinguished speakers series, offers a series of specialized courses and labs, and undertakes research projects for the U.S. Congress, Department of Defense, and Coast Guard, as well as international organizations such as the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and World Bank.

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FEB2014
In an editorial for the Cleveland Plain Dealer, Professor Avidan Cover, assistant professor of law and director of the Institute for Global Security Law and Policy, discusses who fights the fight on behalf of Americans whose internet and cell phone data was obtained by the National Security Administration. Professor Cover states that, since the data was shared with a third party, in this case an internet service provider or cellular service provider, Americans no longer have a reasonable expectation of privacy if the third party chooses to share that information. However, Professor Cover says that tech giants such as Yahoo, Google, and Facebook are probably not the best defenders of Americans’ right to privacy. He further argues that these companies should be compelled to inform their customers if the NSA or another agency comes looking for data so individual citizens can defend their Fourth Amendment rights.
JAN2014
Contention and controversy continue to dominate the gathering and use of intelligence by the National Security Administration through obtaining Americans’ internet and cell phone data. President Obama and some members of Congress have defended the practice. Other members of Congress on both sides of the aisle have asked the president to curtail the NSA’s data gathering activities. In an interview on WCPN’s “Sound of Ideas,” Professor Avidan Cover, Assistant Professor of Law and Director of the Institute for Global Security Law and Policy, discussed the potential for abuse of Ohio’s facial recognition software and other surveillance technology. Prof. Cover pointed out that the abuse potential exists as evidenced by the misuse of information by NSA officials. He discussed the facial recognition technology in terms of “Abuse, Accuracy, and Anonymity” and the privacy ramifications.
JAN2014
Professor Avidan Cover presented his article, “Presumed Imminence: Judicial Risk Assessment in the Post-9/11 World” at Wayne State University on January 30. The article will be published in the 2014 Spring issue of the Cardozo Law Review
OCT2013
Professor Avidan Cover, Assistant Professor of Law and Associate Director, Institute for Global Security Law and Policy, was a guest on The Sound of Ideas on September 3, 2013. Prof. Cover discussed the potential for abuse of Ohio’s facial recognition software and other surveillance technology. Prof. Cover pointed out that the abuse potential exists as evidenced by the misuse of information by NSA officials. He discussed the facial recognition technology in terms of “Abuse, Accuracy, and Anonymity” and the privacy ramifications.
AUG2012
Prof. Gordon's article, "Indicators for Terrorism Financing through Financial Institutions in the United States, will be published in Case Western Reserve Journal of International Law (forthcoming 2012).
AUG2012
Prof. Gordon presented his paper, "Identifying the Beneficial Owner and Controller: Reality or Fantasy?" at The World Bank in Washington, DC, in February 2012.
AUG2012
Prof. Richard Gordon published "Laundering the Proceeds of Official Corruption." (The World Bank: 2012).
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