Talks: 2017 Archives
Bruce Schneier testifed before the U.S. House of Representatives Subcommittee on Digital Commerce and Consumer Protection on "Securing Consumers' Credit Data in the Age of Digital Commerce."
JOEL ROSENTHAL: I want to begin by welcoming our colleagues from the Carnegie UK Trust. This event is part of a study tour organized by the Trust inquiring into the future of public libraries, and as a subset of that question, the issue of privacy in the digital age. We began the discussion yesterday at the offices of the Carnegie Corporation and at the New York Public Library, and we're delighted for the opportunity to expand it in a broader discussion with all of you today.
One of the advantages of being a Carnegie organization is that we benefit from the ideas, inspirations, and good works of our sister institutions.
Bruce Schneier, Fellow at Berkman Center for Internet and Society, Harvard University, discussed the complex balance between privacy and security in the golden age of data surveillance in a session titled “Privacy and Prosperity How Can Governments Strike the Balance?” We live in a world where our data is collected all the time and everywhere (e-mails, social media, credit cards, etc.), what is the limit we are willing to accept? What are the consequences, and what can we do about them?
Bruce Schneier gave a keynote address at the Nairobi 2016 Blockchain Workshop.
Sidebar photo of Bruce Schneier by Joe MacInnis.