Secrecy: FOIA

NYU School of Law Event: "'The Snowden Operation': A Victory for Privacy Rights or for Russia?"

By Ritika Singh
Friday, March 14, 2014, 11:04 AM

NYU School of Law hosted a debate yesterday between Edward Lucas, Senior Editor of The Economist and author of The Snowden Operation: Inside the West’s Greatest Intelligence Disaster---which Ben reviewed last month---and Stephen Holmes, Professor at NYU Law. The event was moderated by Ryan Goodman, also of NYU Law.

Here is the description of the panel from Just Security, and the video of the event below, which is very worth watching.

In his new and controversial book, Edward Lucas, after reflecting on how he exposed official state secrets in his many years of journalism, nevertheless has harsh criticisms of Edward Snowden and the journalists who have published Snowden’s revelations. Lucas also explores possible connections between Russia and Snowden’s acts.  Professor Stephen Holmes — whose expertise includes national security law, democratic theory and Russia — will engage Lucas in a spirited debate on the human rights to privacy and a free press and other issues. The debate will be moderated by Ryan Goodman.