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President Obama’s NSA Reforms Speech: What Are the Implications for Privacy, Commerce and National Security?

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President Obama’s NSA Reforms Speech: What Are the Implications for Privacy, Commerce and National Security?

Cameron F. Kerry, Benjamin Wittes, Ian Wallace, and Bruce Riedel

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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President Obama’s NSA Reforms Speech: What Are the Implications for Privacy, Commerce and National Security?

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. 

Ian Wallace

Former Brookings Expert

Senior Fellow and Co-Director, Cybersecurity Initiative, New America Foundation

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