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Striking the Right Balance between Security and Liberty

July 24, 2014

We are still in the post-9/11 era, but we are also in the post-Edward Snowden era. Citizens’ expectation that the government will protect them from security threats is unchanged, but they are much less willing now than they were in the immediate aftermath of the terror attacks to grant the government virtual carte blanche to do what it thinks is necessary to respond to these threats.  What is the “right” balance between security and liberty?

Raj De, General Counsel, National Security Agency
Robert Litt, General Counsel, Office of the Director of National Intelligence
John Rizzo, Former Deputy & Acting General Counsel, Central Intelligence Agency
Scott Charney, Corporate Vice President, Trustworthy Computing, Microsoft
MODERATOR: Greg Miller, National Security Correspondent, The Washington Post