Briefing on the Technological Impact of NSA Surveillance
In light of recent revelations of the government’s surveillance practices, the New America Foundation’s Open Technology Institute held a briefing on Capitol Hill on the impact of that surveillance on users, national security, and the private sector. The briefing provided insight into how the technology and regulatory environment has led to the current situation and the ramifications of that surveillance on society and governance overall, while also considering the challenges confronting the Obama Administration’s external Review Group. Beyond the well-known issues over civil rights, this was an important presentation on the technological implications of surveillance, and the dangers policy makers need to consider as they look to reform the government’s practices.
Rep. Zoe Lofgren (D-San Jose, Calif.)
Member, House Judiciary Committee
Member, House Committee on Science, Space and Technology
Director, Open Technology Institute and Vice President, New America Foundation
Fellow, Berkman Center for Internet and Society, Harvard
Author, Liars and Outliers: Enabling the Trust Society Needs to Survive