Experts and Practitioners Gather at Columbia Law School to Explore Global Privacy in the Digital Age
New York, March 20, 2015—Privacy and national security law experts from around the world gathered at Columbia Law School for two events on March 5 to examine U.S. surveillance policy, discuss potential reforms, and analyze how, nearly two years after National Security Agency Edward Snowden’s leaks began, those revelations are shaping global perceptions of privacy around the world.
|ACLU Deputy Legal Director Jameel Jaffer, left, debated privacy and national security issues with Robert Litt, right, general counsel to the Office of the Director of National Intelligence. Professor Sarah Cleveland moderated the session.|
Professor Sarah Knuckey introduced the second event of the day, which featured, from left, Neema Singh Guliani, from the ACLU; Stefánia Kapronczay, of the Hungarian Civil Liberties Union; and Stefan Heumann,
of Stiftung Neue Verantwortung in Germany.
|Aryeh Neier, president emeritus of Open Society Foundations, left, moderated the discussion, which focused on how the Snowden leaks have impacted the global discussion of privacy and national security. The conversation also featured Ambassador Antonio de Aguiar Patriota, Permanent Representative of Brazil to the UN; Joana Varon, of Antivigilancia in Brazil; and Carly Nyst, of Privacy International in the U.K.|