William Binney: Data privacy & ethics!
In the 1990’s William Binney, who worked as an analyst for the NSA at the time, created the basis for automating signals intelligence analysis. These systems would form the basis for the mass-surveillance tools Edward Snowden would reveal in 2013. As Binney feared, mass-surveillance would not be effective and failed to put readily available data together in time to prevent 9/11. William Binney left the NSA in 2001 in protest over the adoption of mass-surveillance and resulting faillures by the agency. He will speak on strategic info-security and intelligence challenges. One of the main challenges for European business-leaders is the growing problem of digitally-enabled industrial espionage that is costing Europe about 200 billion euro per year in lost economic opportunities.