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INET Washington DC: Surveillance, Cybersecurity and the Future of the Internet

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INET Washington, DC - Surveillance, Cybersecurity, and the Future of the Internet - at George Washington University on July 24, 2013

The recent revelations regarding the apparent scope of U.S. government efforts to gather large amounts of end user information from U.S. Internet and telecom service providers for intelligence purposes have raised global concerns about Internet privacy, security and governance. The Internet Society and others have expressed the specific concern that the unwarranted collection, storage and potential correlation of user data will undermine many of the key principles and relationships of trust upon which the global Internet has been built and that similar efforts by other governments will have a chilling effect on the deployment and adoption of technical solutions for establishing trusted connections online. This half-day event explored these concerns in depth, featuring experts on Internet privacy, security and governance.

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