National Insecurity Agency: How the NSA’s Surveillance Programs Undermine Internet Security

National Insecurity Agency: How the NSA’s Surveillance Programs Undermine Internet Security

July 7, 2014 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
New America Foundation
1899 L Street Northwest
Washington, DC 20036
Kirsten Holtz
(202) 735-2806

Join us for a wide-ranging afternoon panel discussion between technologists, policy experts and Internet industry representatives, to discuss how the NSA’s actions threaten Internet security and the Internet economy that relies on it, and how we can address that threat on both a personal and a policy level.  With introductory comments by Representatives Lofgren and Grayson and appearances by experts such as Internet security luminary Bruce Schneier and Google’s top privacy lawyer in DC, we’ll dig deep into the policy and the technology of the NSA programs that have been most overlooked.  We’ll also debut the new research paper from New America’s Open Technology Institute, “Surveillance Costs: How NSA Spying Undermines the Economy, Cybersecurity, and Internet Freedom”.


If you are unable to join us in person, please tune in to our live webcast of the event here. No sign up is required to view streaming video.


Join the conversation online by using #NSAinsecurity and by following @OTI.



Congresswoman Zoe Lofgren (D-CA)

US House of Representatives



Congressman Alan Grayson (D-FL)

US House of Representatives



Featured Speakers:

Joe Hall

Chief Technologist, Center for Democracy & Technology (



Danielle Kehl

Policy Analyst, New America’s Open Technology Institute



David Lieber

Privacy Policy Counsel, Google



Bruce Schneier

Security Technologist and Author

Fellow at OTI and Harvard’s Berkman Center for Internet and Society



Amie Stepanovich

Senior Policy Counsel, Access (




Kevin Bankston

Policy Director, New America’s Open Technology Institute



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