Washington, D.C. — On Tuesday, July 23, the Center for American Progress Action Fund will host an address by Sen. Ron Wyden (D-OR) on domestic data collection and privacy rights. Over the past month, news stories based on information leaked by a former government security contractor have raised awareness of some of the ways that the U.S. government has been collecting information on millions of law-abiding Americans.
There is now a vigorous ongoing debate about these techniques and capabilities, as well as on the broader question of to what extent government actions should be permitted to infringe upon privacy in order to provide security. In the digital age, concerns about personal privacy, national security, and social media have opened the door for a much-needed public debate. Sen. Wyden has been at the forefront of this debate, asking hard questions about both the effectiveness and appropriateness of these methods and programs.
John Podesta, Chair, Center for American Progress Action Fund
Sen. Ron Wyden (D-OR)
Rudy deLeon, Senior Vice President, National Security & International Policy, Center for American Progress Action Fund
Tuesday, July 23, 2013
10:30 a.m. ET – 11:30 a.m. ET
Center for American Progress Action Fund
1333 H St. NW, 10th Floor
Washington, D.C. 20005
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