Government Access to Private Data: Who Gets What, When, and How?

Friday, March 12 from 12-1pm CT

Dr. Thorsten Wetzling works for the Stiftung Neue Verantwortung (SNV) where he heads its research unit on digital rights, surveillance and democracy. He directs the European Intelligence Oversight Network (EION) and is the Principal Investigator in the GUARDINT research project. Formerly, he worked as a Senior Fellow at the Brandenburg Institute for Society and Security, the Hague Institute for Global Justice and as Advisor for the Geneva Centre for the Democratic Control of Armed Forces (DCAF). As Trans-Atlantic Post-Doc Fellow for International Relations and Security (TAPIR), Dr. Wetzling studied national surveillance policies at the French Institute for International Relations (ifri) in Paris, the RAND Corporation, and the Center for Transatlantic Relations at Johns Hopkins University. This event was sponsored by the Center for German & European Studies, Global Legal Studies Center, University of Wisconsin Law School, and the Tommy G. Thompson Center on Public Leadership. Alan Rubel, who is the Director of the Center for Law, Society & Justice and Associate Professor at the UW-Madison Information School, served as moderator. More information at the Center for European Studies website.