National Security and Democratic Values

10:30 - 11:50
Canada Hall, Shaw Centre

In a time of growing mistrust around information, surveillance and privacy, but also of rising Information Age threats from various sources, the role of government transparency and openness in order to protect and promote democratic values evolves and changes every day. The field of national security is often perceived as presenting a unique challenge to this imperative. While transparency is valued for its ability to inform citizens and enable democratic accountability, secrecy is also valued for its ability to prevent malicious actors from using sensitive information to harm us. This panel will feature experts from Canada, the US, and the UK as they explore the evolving landscape of transparency in national security, intelligence, and defence – to try and find the right balance between transparency and necessary secrecy.

Theme: Open track

Livestream: Yes

Open to media: Yes

Organizers: Public Safety Canada

Languages available: English, French, Spanish

Event type: Panel


Alex Joel: Chief, Office of Civil Liberties, Privacy, and Transparency, Office of the Director of National Intelligence, USA, Lord Carlile of Berriew: CBE, QC - Former Independent Reviewer of Terrorism Legislation, UK

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