Ben Wizner, Edward Snowden’s lawyer: We need to defend free expression and privacy against ‘national security’

Ben Wizner, Edward Snowden’s ACLU lawyer, reflects on the state of and importance of the right to free speech in 2017. He argues we must not overuse the term ‘national security’ or surrender our right to privacy because we have nothing to hide, for we would not deny somebody the right to free speech because they had nothing to say.

Edward Snowden (Photo by the Freedom of the Press Foundation under a Creative Commons 4.0 License) Image link: http://bit.ly/2iynUoq

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Free Speech Debate is a research project of the Dahrendorf Programme for the Study of Freedom at St Antony's College in the University of Oxford. www.freespeechdebate.ox.ac.uk

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