Intelligence in the Digital Age (event fully booked)
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Who this event is for
JHB Lecture Theatre, John Henry Brookes Building, Headington Campus
Sir David, formerly the Director of GCHQ, the Permanent Secretary of the Home Office and the first UK Security and Intelligence Co-ordinator, will examine the complex and rapidly evolving challenges of intelligence in a digital age and the implications for human rights of digital surveillancy.
Drawing on experience and expertise in government service and his recent writing, Sir David will offer omparisons between the American, British and European experience, and explain how recent revelations about global surveillance affect the UK.
This lecture is part of the activities of the International History and Grand Strategy Research Group in the University’s Department of History, Philosophy and Religion.
About the speaker
PROFESSOR SIR DAVID OMAND
As the first UK Security and Intelligence Co-ordinator, Sir David Omand was responsible to the Prime Minister for the professional health of the intelligence community, national counter-terrorism strategy and homeland security.
He was Permanent Secretary of the Home Office from 1997 to 2000. As well as Director of GCHQ, he has served as the Deputy Undersecretary of State for Policy at the Ministry of Defence. He is a member of the Bildt Commission on Global Internet Governance and of the RUSI Inquiry into surveillance set up by the Deputy Prime Minister.