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European Policy, Government Surveillance, Tech Talk

Tech Talk: The State of Surveillance in the US and Europe

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CDT’s Tech Talk is a podcast where we dish on tech and Internet policy, while also explaining what these policies mean to our daily lives. You can find Tech Talk on SoundCloud iTunes, and Google Play.

This week we have a guest host – CDT’s very own Greg Nojeim. Greg sits down with Dr. Thorsten Wetzling from the German think tank, Stiftung Neue Verantwortung (SNV).

Greg and Thorsten have a fascinating conversation about government surveillance practices in the US and in countries across Europe, with Thorsten currently researching the democratization and professionalization of intelligence governance in Germany and Europe. Are any countries leaders in protecting the civil liberties of citizens when it comes to intelligence practices and data collection? And does strong oversight always lead to better privacy protections?

A special thanks to Greg for hosting!