Renowned former NSA employee Edward Snowden will deliver a keynote speech this year at Europe’s number one IT event, IP EXPO Europe 2015, taking place at London’s ExCel.
Joining IP EXPO Europe 2015 live via satellite on Wednesday 7th October, Snowden will share his views on the implications of national cyber security today.
Famous for his ‘whistleblowing’ against NSA in 2013 which has since fuelled thousands of debates over mass surveillance, government secrecy and national security, Snowden will be interviewed live by renowned journalist and broadcaster, Andrew Neil, and will speak out on his views about the current state of cybersecurity worldwide. He is expected to discuss the truth about our privacy on the Web and the implications of recent major security breaches on the future of cyber and national security.
Bradley Maule-ffinch, IP EXPO Europe’s Director of Strategy, says: “Our security is increasingly under threat and, following recent events like the Hacking Team breach, there are fresh concerns about how safe we really are on the Web. It’s a global issue, one which was bought to the forefront of the news agenda by Edward Snowden in 2013. For that reason, we are very excited to welcome him to this year’s IP EXPO Europe and hear his views on the matter”.
Snowden is also expected to give his views on the Government’s Investigatory Powers Bill, or ‘Snoopers’ Charter’, which calls for ISPs and mobile network operators to keep records of individual users’ browsing activity over a 12 month period. Earlier this year, the Prime Minister announced a further extension to the bill which will strengthen powers for security services to intercept the content of the communication.
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