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Privacy, Civil Liberties, and the NSA Tuesday, November 1

Privacy, Civil Liberties, and the NSA

  • Location: John & Nancy Hughes Theater
    400 E. Illinois Road, Lake Forest, 60045

In this lecture presented by Lake Forest College, Rebecca Richards of the NSA will frame issues regarding the legal, practical, and political trade‐offs between individual privacy and national security and the challenges of protecting both. She will also provide insights into government transparency and accountability in the realm of privacy in the 21st century.

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Speaker info:

Rebecca Richards is the Civil Liberties and Privacy Officer at the National Security Agency. She holds both a master’s degree in International Trade and Investment Policy and an MBA from George Washington University. Ms. Richard’s federal service began as an international trade specialist at the Department of Commerce where she worked on the US–EU Safe Harbor Accord. She then spent ten years at the Department of Homeland Security where she advanced DHS privacy initiatives by creating the Privacy Threshold Analysis that established guidance on the department’s Privacy Impact Assessments. At the NSA, her main responsibility is to ensure civil liberties and privacy protections are incorporated into the Agency’s operations, technologies, and policies. She is also NSA’s first Transparency Officer, a role that reflects a commitment to meet national security challenges while also aspiring the trust of the American people. She also serves as a liaison between private and public sectors and provides testimony to Congressional hearings. Ms. Richards’ Wikipedia page can be viewed here.

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