The University of Richmond Law Review will host a symposium, “National Security in the Information Age: Are We Heading Toward Big Brother?,” Oct. 28, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the Moot Courtroom. 

Keynote speaker Tom Ridge was the first Secretary of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. He served in the newly created position from 2003 to 2005 following the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks.

The event will involve discussion of recent developments in surveillance, classified information and data security, with a focus on the implications abroad, at home and in the courtroom. 

“National security is a hot-button issue and we hope attendees gain appreciation for the nuances that accompany the debate between privacy and security,” said Alex McDaniel, symposium editor of the University of Richmond Law Review. 

The event is free and open to the public, but registration is required. For more information, please visit the University of Richmond Law Review website

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Hot-Button Issue

National security is a hot-button issue and we hope attendees gain appreciation for the nuances that accompany the debate between privacy and security.

-Alex McDaniel, symposium editor of the University of Richmond Law Review.