Gen Alexander, August 17, 2009: Non-compliance with court ordered "stemmed from a basic lack of shared understanding among key NSA mission, legal and oversight stakeholders concerning the full scope of the" telephone records program.
Kurt Opsahl is a Senior Staff Attorney with the
Electronic Frontier Foundation focusing on civil liberties, free
speech and privacy law. Before joining EFF, Opsahl worked at
Coie , where he represented technology clients with respect to
intellectual property, privacy, defamation, and other online
liability matters, including working on Kelly v.
Arribasoft , MGM v. Grokster
v. LoopNet . For his work responding to government subpoenas,
Opsahl is proud to have been called a "rabid dog" by the Department
of Justice. Prior to Perkins, Opsahl was a research fellow to
Professor Pamela Samuelson at the U.C. Berkeley School of Information
Management & Systems . Opsahl received his law degree
from Boalt Hall , and undergraduate
degree from U.C. Santa Cruz . Opsahl co-authored "
Media and Privacy Law Handbook ." In 2007, Opsahl was named as
one of the
"Attorneys of the Year" by California Lawyer
magazine for his work on the O'Grady v.
Superior Court appeal.