Peter Swire: Why Tech Companies and the NSA Diverge on Snowden


FPF Senior Fellow Peter Swire has an op-ed in today’s Washington Post that discusses how tech companies and the intelligence community are grappling with the traitor-or-whistleblower debate when it comes to Edward Snowden. ┬áHis conclusion suggests the debate provokes a much broader set of issues:

Fundamentally, the traitor-or-whistleblower debate comes down to different views of what values should be paramount in governing the Internet we all use. The Internet is where surveillance happens to keep our nation safe. It is also where we engage in e-commerce and express ourselves in infinite ways. The goal is to create one communications structure that safeguards diverse, important values.