The fallout from the Paris attacks continues this week as several media outlets report on how the anti-surveillance momentum brought on by the Snowden disclosures is changing. The Washington Post reports “the momentum on Capitol Hill looks to be shifting back” in the pre-Snowden direction. Slate reports that the “GOP’s flirtation with ending the surveillance state is over,” and The Hill reports that Washington’s national security hawks are now emboldened after last week’s attacks. Plus, former Bill Clinton Counsel Lanny Davis opines that now’s the time to rebalance privacy and security to fight terrorism. In Europe, the French government is now asking the UK to give European law enforcement access to its DNA database, according to The Independent. So far, however, Home Secretary Theresa May has refused to commit to an automatic DNA exchange.
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