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Monday, March 16 • 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Surveillance, Trust & Ethics: Restoring the Faith

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The Snowden files revealed the extent of surveillance programmers undertaken by the NSA and GCHQ in a digital world where we increasingly spend more and more of our lives online.
The extent to which private companies are cooperating with the government agencies has been a major concern for internet users across the world and legislators have struggled to keep pace with the changing nature of digital to maintain balance between the individual right to privacy and the need for national security.
This session hosted by theguardian.com will explore the extent to which that balance has tipped in favor of governments in the US and EU.

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avatar for Stewart Baker

Stewart Baker

Partner, former General Counsel of the National Security Agency
Stewart Baker is a partner in the law firm of Steptoe & Johnson in Washington, D.C. From 2005 to 2009, he was the first Assistant Secretary for Policy at the Department of Homeland Security. His law practice covers homeland security, international trade, cybersecurity, data protection... Read More →
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Emily Bell

Dir, Tow Center for Digital Journalism, University Of Columbia
Emily Bell was director of digital content for Britain's Guardian News and Media from 2006 to 2010. Previous to that post, Bell was editor-in-chief of Guardian Unlimited from 2001 to 2006. Under Bell, the Guardian received numerous awards, including the Webby Award for a newspaper... Read More →
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Jemima Kiss

Head of Technology, Guardian News & Media
Jemima Kiss joined the Guardian in 2006 and covers big tech businesses, startups and technology trends. She is a permanent fixture on the Tech Weekly podcast and sits on the British Journalism Review editorial board. A proud graduate of Dartington College of Arts, Jemima has covered... Read More →
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Michael P Lynch

Professor of Philosophy, University of Connecticut
Michael P. Lynch is professor of philosophy at the University of Connecticut where he directs the Humanities Institute. Most well known for his work on the value of truth in democracy, he is a frequent contributor to the NY Times “The Stone” blog. In 2013, he authored an amicus... Read More →


Monday March 16, 2015 12:30pm - 1:30pm
JW Marriott Salon 8 110 E 2nd St

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