Beyond Snowden: Privacy, Mass Surveillance, and the Struggle to Reform the NSA

  • Starts: 2:45 pm on Wednesday, November 8, 2017
  • Ends: 4:30 pm on Wednesday, November 8, 2017
This event is part of the Cyber Alliance Speaker Series. Brown University's Tim Edgar will present on his book, "Beyond Snowden: Privacy, Mass Surveillance, and the Struggle to Reform the NSA." Abstract: Civil liberties activist Timothy Edgar describes how he tried to make a difference by going inside America’s growing surveillance state as an intelligence official in his new book, "Beyond Snowden". Edgar explains how Snowden’s leaks of top secret documents that to reforms that made the NSA more transparent, more accountable, more protective of privacy—and, contrary to conventional wisdom, actually strengthened the NSA by making it more effective. While the reforms implemented by the Obama administration were a good first step, much more needs to be done to prevent abuse. Donald Trump’s election in 2016 prompted fears among both civil libertarians and intelligence officials that a new president would abuse his national security powers. The United States leads the world in mass surveillance. In "Beyond Snowden", Edgar explains how the United States can lead the world in surveillance reform. Please RSVP to Tyler Gabrielski at tgabs@bu.edu.
Location:
Hariri Seminar Room, Hariri Institute for Computing, 111 Cummington Mall
URL:
http://www.bu.edu/law/faculty-and-staff/colloquia-workshops/intellectual-property-speaker-series/

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