Talk and Panel Discussion: Cyber Security and civil Liberties (Timothy H. Edgar)

10:30 – Cybersecurity and civil liberties – how the new U.S. government will approach cyber threats

  • Timothy H. Edgar
    Senior Fellow at the Watson Institute of Brown University

Timothy H. Edgar is the author of Beyond Snowden: Privacy, Mass Surveillance and the Struggle to Reform the NSA (forthcoming 2017).
He served under President Obama from 2009 to 2010 as the first director of privacy and civil liberties for the White House National Security Staff, focusing on cyber security, open government, and data privacy initiatives.
From 2006 to 2009, he was the first deputy for civil liberties for the director of national intelligence, reviewing new surveillance authorities, the terrorist watchlist, and other sensitive programs.

He holds a JD from Harvard Law School, where he served on the Harvard Law Review, and an AB from Dartmouth College.

Mr Edgar’s talk is made possible through the support of the Embassy of the United States of America and the Deutsch-Amerikanisches Institut Saarbrücken.

For further information visit his Personal Website .

11:30 – Panel Discussion: State of the net: Weaponized information, manipulated elections – How can IT security safeguard civil liberties & political independence?

  • Timothy H. Edgar
    Senior Fellow at the Watson Institute of Brown University
  • Prof. Dr. Michael Backes
    Director of CISPA, Head of the Information Security & Cryptography Group
  • Prof. Dr. Christian Rossow
    Head of the System Security Research Group, CISPA
  • Mathias Gisch
    Head of Division International Data Protection, Data Protection Authority of Saarland
  • Ninja Marnau
    Senior Researcher, CISPA