Matthew Shears

Matthew Shears leads the Center for Democracy and Technology's Global Internet Policy and Human Rights (GIPHR) activities.

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Saturday, February 22, 2014
Snowden and The Politics of Internet Governance
The Snowden revelations about the mass surveillance programmes of the NSA and the complicity of other Western security agencies have generated a lot of talk about the supposed lack of trust in the Internet, current Internet governance mechanisms, and the multistakeholder governance model. These revelations have been crucial to fueling the surveillance reform effort (see CDT’s NSA surveillance reform work here ).
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