UW Privacy Office

June 29, 2023

The Snowden disclosures, 10 years on

Last updated on July 31, 2023

Source: International Association of Privacy Professionals, June 28, 2023

The Snowden disclosures, 10 years on

Even 10 years on, Edward Snowden’s disclosures of U.S. government surveillance programs continue to make an impact on law and policy debates, particularly those involving privacy. His actions changed the coordinates of discussions not only about the balance between national security and privacy but about whistleblowing, journalism, trust in government and freedom of information. While the disclosures may have provided some answers, they generated at least as many new questions.


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