Digital policy lessons for the next administration

Friday, October 7, 2016
10:00 — 11:30 a.m.

Since the Snowden leaks in 2013, the Obama administration has learned a number of lessons about balancing national security concerns with digital privacy and trade. Digital surveillance can have far-reaching consequences for U.S. technology companies selling digital good and services abroad, and the president has established a new standard for protecting the data of non-U.S. citizens. Will this hard-earned wisdom in the digital arena carry over to the next administration?

On October 7, Governance Studies at Brookings will host a panel moderated by Center for Technology and Innovation Visiting Fellow Cameron Kerry to discuss what lessons the next president should draw from the past three years. Which policymakers and agencies should advise the next president on digital issues? How should the executive branch respond to these issues and effectively integrate national security, economic growth and competitiveness, human rights, and other concerns in this area?

After the session, panelists will take audience questions.