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Infiltrating the Terrorist Network: Privacy vs. Security

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Wednesday, January 27, 2016

After the Paris attacks, many feel that the world has entered a new and terrible "reign of terror." This lecture kicks off the Cambridge Forum's Deep Globalization series by considering the challenges of balancing security concerns with protecting our privacy. How do we track down terrorists who use encryption to communicate and coordinate attacks while simultaneously safeguarding our own personal data? Greg Nojeim, director of the Freedom, Security, and Technology Project at the Center for Democracy & Technology in Washington, D.C., discusses how to protect privacy in the digital age against surveillance and intrusion by the U.S. government. (Image: Peter Merholz/Flickr)

**Greg Nojeim** directs the Freedom, Security, and Technology Project at the Center for Democracy and Technology in Washington, D.C. Nojeim specializes in protecting privacy against government intrusion in the digital age, and he is the lead strategist for the Center for Democracy and Technology's cybersecurity work. He authored an article titled "Cybersecurity and Freedom on the Internet," published in the \_Journal of National Security Law and Policy\_.
A well-known and highly respected senior leader in the Obama Administration, Rosenthal most recently served as a White House counterterrorism and cybersecurity official, where he regularly advised the President, the National Security Advisor, and other senior Administration officials on a range of critical national security matters, including emerging cyber threats and the expanded use by the private sector of new encryption technologies. In his role as Director for Counterterrorism, Rosenthal was responsible for the U.S. government’s response to numerous threats and policy challenges posed by international terrorism, including various high-stakes and extremely sensitive operational matters. Rosenthal was also responsible for advancing one of the President’s most publicly debated policy priorities – the closure of the detention facility at Guantanamo Bay.