Personal, government and business information is abundant in the digital world—collected when we use government websites, shop at dot coms, download music, use cell phones, and send email. Law enforcement and national security agencies also track private information to thwart criminal acts. Cybersecurity is how that information is protected from misuse. Brookings experts research various aspects of cybersecurity and how to create a secure cyber environment.
A computer user poses in front of a Google search page in this photo illustration taken in Brussels May 30, 2014. Google has taken the first steps to meet a European ruling that citizens can have objectionable links removed from Internet search results, a ruling that pleased privacy campaigners but raised fears that the right can be abused to hide negative information.
A Practical Model for Real Privacy Protection
June 12, 2014, Joshua Bleiberg
In their recent paper “Databuse and a Trusteeship Model of Consumer Protection in the Big Data Era”, Benjamin Wittes and Wells Bennett argue we need to reconceptualize privacy. Privacy has morphed into a notion that could describe a range of beliefs and precisely but captures none of the potential harms. The trustee approach overcomes these barriers by establishing specific protections that are easier to enforce.
Defense and Security
June 5, 2014
June 4, 2014, Benjamin Wittes and Wells C. Bennett
June 4, 2014
June 3, 2014, Fred Dews
June 2, 2014, Elizabeth Ferris
Opinion | Financial Times
May 22, 2014, Peter W. Singer
May 22, 2014, Fred Dews
May 22, 2014
May 21, 2014, Fergus Hanson
Interview | Vox
May 20, 2014, Peter W. Singer
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See what Brookings experts have to say about the ripple effects of Edward Snowden's revelations on the NSA debate
In the latest Brookings Essay, Stuart Taylor, Jr. collects the divergent views of four prominent experts to help frame the debate over the future of the NSA in the post-Snowden era.
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