Technological developments are dramatically enhancing the ability of government and the private sector to collect, store, analyze, and disseminate information about all Americans. As a society, we are only beginning to respond to these developments. There has been relatively little debate about how to place sensible limits on the collection of information and how to ensure that information is not used in ways that are discriminatory, repressive, or otherwise inimical to an open society.
Part of a series of dialogues and discussions marking the tenth anniversary of OSI's U.S. Programs, this panel featured:
- James X. Dempsey, Policy Director, Center for Democracy and Technology;
- Janlori Goldman, Director, Health Privacy Project;
- Kate Martin, Director, Center for National Security Studies;
- Aryeh Neier, President, Open Society Institute;
- Joseph Onek, Senior Policy Analyst, Open Society Institute;
- Jeffrey Rosen, Professor of Law, George Washington University and Legal Affairs editor, The New Republic