The NSA-Affair unleashed by Edward Snowden's leaks exposed dramatic differences between the United States and Europe on the subject of data privacy. On the occasion of World Data Privacy Day (January 28, 2017), the Goethe-Institut and the German Law Journal host an evening focusing on this crucial issue.
A transatlantic roundtable discussion will feature several of the contributors to the forthcoming book entitled Privacy and Power: A Transatlantic Dialogue in the Shadow of the NSA-Affair (Cambridge University Press 2017). The book, edited by Washington & Lee University Law Professor Russell Miller, collects thirty contributions from American and European scholars, policy-makers, and privacy practitioners, who reflect on the issues of privacy, data-protection, and intelligence oversight as they were brought into sharp relief by Snowden's revelations. The different perspectives that emerge are sharply summarized by several chapters with the claim that "the Europeans need to grow up" and "the Americans need to obey the law." The roundtable participants will consider their contributions to the book and reflect on developments in the years since Snowden's leaks. Among the book's contributors who will participate are:
Margaret Hu, Professor, Washington & Lee University School of Law
Ronald D. Lee, Partner at Arnold & Porter, former NSA-General Counsel
Russell Miller, Professor, Washington & Lee University School of Law (editor / moderator)
Dawn Nunziato, Professor, George Washington University Law School
Followed by a reception and the premiere of the site-specific films produced by the American and European theater partners in P3M5, the Goethe-Institut’s transatlantic theater project on differing views of privacy.