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Michael Chertoff

Michael Chertoff

Senior of Counsel at Covington & Burling LLP

Served as Secretary of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security from 2005 to 2009. He is currently Senior of Counsel at Covington & Burling LLP and a member of the White Collar Defense and Investigations practice group. Before heading up the Department of Homeland Security, he served as a federal judge on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit, and as a federal prosecutor for more than a decade.


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Former Department of Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff discusses the release of classified documents by WikiLeaks.org and its potential implications for U.S. foreign policy.

Saturday, November 20, 2010

Roll Call interview with Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff discussing the NSA’s warrantless surveillance program.

Thursday, January 19, 2006

A 2005 profile of Michael Chertoff prior to his Homeland Security appointment.

Wednesday, January 12, 2005

Hosted by Robert Siegel, All Things Considered, NPR, December 29, 2009

Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Michael Chertoff, Washington Post, April 22, 2007

Sunday, April 22, 2007
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We believe that the greater public good is a secure communications infrastructure protected by ubiquitous encryption at the device, server and enterprise level without building in means for government monitoring. 

Friday, July 28, 2017

To say that he's completely evangelized since leaving the government wouldn't be accurate. And it's important to keep in mind that, partly because of Chertoff, we live in a world in which mass surveillance and data collection are the norm. But now, it seems, he's willing to be frank about issues those still in law enforcement have been unwilling to budge on.

Friday, February 27, 2015

Chertoff, now the executive chairman and co-founder of the security consulting firm The Chertoff Group, sat down with Fortune to discuss Apple's legal tussle, how companies collect data about their users, and nuances of storing that information across the globe.

Friday, March 18, 2016

Chertoff discusses encryption and government surveillance in an interview with CNBC. 

Monday, February 29, 2016

iceberg of the security and privacy debate we should be having, and how years of partisan advocacy have eroded our privacy while doing almost nothing for our security

Wednesday, March 2, 2016