Jim Dempsey | National Security, Surveillance and Privacy

Eighteen months ago, the leaks of highly classified material by Edward Snowden began, followed by a flood of official disclosures.  Our nation and the world gained unprecedented insight into the workings of the National Security Agency and its British counterpart. Broad and deeply intrusive programs of electronic surveillance were publicly exposed.  What really have we learned?  What has changed?  Facing ongoing threats of terrorism and cyber-attack, how can a democratic society reconcile privacy and national security in the digital age?


Jim Dempsey
Executive Director
Berkeley Center for Law & Technology

Thursday, March 12, 2015
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
UC Davis School of Law, King Hall Room 1301

Jim Dempsey is Executive Director of the Berkeley Center for Law & Technology at the UC Berkeley law school.  He is also a part-time member of the Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board (PCLOB), an independent federal agency charged with overseeing the nation’s counterterrorism programs and advising Congress, the President, and senior policymakers on how to best balance national security and civil liberties.