PRIVACY AND SECURITY IN A POST-SNOWDEN, POST-CHARLIE HEBDO WORLD

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The Panel Privacy in a Post-Snowden, Post-Charlie Hebdo World is motivated by the actions of Edward Snowden and the terrorist attack against those working at the satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo in Paris. These events bracket a difficult discussion of the tradeoffs between privacy and security. Especially for Germany, these events require a careful discussion as it navigates its own way with and beyond its views of privacy honed in its post-World War II, post-Stasi experience. For the United States, these events show both the limits of intelligence gathering and their risks juxtaposed against the increasing difficulties of working individually and collectively with its closest allies to prevent terrorist attacks. The consequences and implications of Snowden’s actions are increasingly clear; the Parisian terrorist strike has led to universal repulsion and a demand for increased security. This panel seeks to strike a new and effective balance of privacy and security and strengthen American/German relations as we move to create a safer world.