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Ben  Wizner

Ben Wizner

Legal Advisor to NSA Whistleblower, Edward Snowden, Director, ACLU Speech, Privacy & Technology Project

Biography

Ben Wizner is the director of the American Civil Liberties Union’s Speech, Privacy, and Technology Project. For nearly twenty years, Ben has worked at the intersection of civil liberties and national security. He has litigated a wide range of cases involving government surveillance, airport security policies, extraordinary rendition, and torture. Most prominently, since 2013 he has been the principal legal advisor to NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden. Read More >

Ben appears regularly in the global media and has testified before Congress. He is a frequent speaker on issues ranging from government secrecy to digital privacy to freedom of speech. Ben is a graduate of Harvard College and the NYU School of Law. Read Less ^

Speaker Videos

Government Leaks

Government Control on Technology

Fear in the Intelligence Community

Speech Topics

Mass Surveillance, Secrecy & Democracy: When Data Collection Becomes a Threat to Free Societies

Restoring Trust: How To Solve The Next Generation of Privacy & Security Dilemmas

National Security Agency or National Surveillance Agency: Our Cyber Defenses Examined