President Obama’s NSA Reforms Speech: What Are the Implications for Privacy, Commerce and National Security?
President Obama is delivering a highly anticipated speech today, addressing proposed reforms to how the National Security Agency (NSA) conducts surveillance and intelligence gathering. During this address, the president is expected to issue new guidelines to limit government surveillance and also reject and embrace various proposed reforms to the NSA, recommendations that come from a review committee the president himself appointed to examine these thorny issues.
On January 17, Governance Studies and Foreign Policy at Brookings held a forum to examine the impact of President Obama’s address and its implications on privacy, Internet commerce, and national security. A panel of experts will discussed questions raised by these proposed reforms and what the president’s speech means for how the NSA conducts its surveillance.
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On January 17, Governance Studies and Foreign Policy experts at Brookings held a forum to examine the impact of President’s Obama’s address and its implications on privacy, Internet commerce, and national security. A panel of experts discussed the various issues, questions raised by these proposed reforms, and what the president’s speech means for how the NSA conducts its surveillance.
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Senior Fellow and Co-Director, Cybersecurity Initiative - New America
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ISIS is also keen to target Italy now because it’s one of the few major European countries it hasn’t yet struck. They’re hoping to inspire violence there so that they can say, in effect, 'we’ve already attacked your capitals in London, in Paris, and in Barcelona, and now we’ve attacked Rome. There’s nowhere we can’t reach.'
The [Trump administration's] proposals don't call for constant monitoring once someone is in the country. It seems like [Saipov, the NYC attacker] became much more radical relatively recently. So the ideas on the table don't seem particularly relevant to this attack.
Such unthinking measures [that target Muslims] might benefit Trump politically while inadvertently helping the terrorists operationally.