Cameron Kerry

Cameron Kerry

Department of Commerce
TEDxBeaconStreet 2013

GREAT FIREWALLS ARE NOT THE ANSWER


The disclosures about NSA surveillance have created doubt about the way the Internet is governed and the U.S. role. This talk will try to put these doubts in perspective, comparing US protections of privacy and civil liberties with those of other countries, including some that have criticized the US, and will argue that overreaction in the form of national firewalls will do great damage to the open environment that has made the Internet such an engine of innovation and freedom.

Bio

 

As Acting Secretary and General Counsel of the U.S. Department of Commerce, Cam Kerry was a leader on data privacy and other technology, trade, and rule of law issues vital to U.S. economic growth in a global marketplace.