What does talk of cyber war mean for our liberties? The United States has a new military command for cyberspace, with the Director of the National Security Agency (NSA) as its commander. At the same time, the Secretary of State has announced that the “freedom to connect” is an aspect of fundamental human rights and has criticized countries that attempt to filter the Internet. Computer networks remain insecure, as sensitive data is leaked or stolen at increasing rates.
In this talk, Timothy H. Edgar — visiting fellow at the Watson Institute and Adjunct Professor of Law at the Georgetown University Law Center — examines the legal powers available to addressing network and computer insecurity and their impact on privacy, civil liberties, and other fundamental values.
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