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Open Forum with Ben Wizner, Edward Snowden’s Legal Advisor


On government surveillance, technology companies, and whistleblower protection


Ben Wizner will discuss how surveillance technologies have outpaced democratic controls, the legal challenges of holding government surveillance agencies accountable, and the tension between individual privacy rights and national security objectives.


Ben Wizner is the Director of the American Civil Liberties Union’s Speech, Privacy & Technology Project. He has worked at the intersection of civil liberties and national security for fifteen years, litigating numerous cases involving airport security policies, government watch lists, surveillance practices, targeted killing, and torture. He is the principal legal advisor to NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden and appears regularly in the global media, has testified before Congress, and is an adjunct professor at New York University School of Law.


March 22, 2016 at 12:30pm in the Franklin Lew Forum at the Peter A. Allard School of Law


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