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Ben Wizner

Director, Speech, Privacy & Technology Project, American Civil Liberties Union

Ben Wizner is the Director of ACLU’s Speech, Privacy & Technology Project, which is dedicated to protecting and expanding the First Amendment freedoms of expression, association, and inquiry; expanding the right to privacy and increasing the control that individuals have over their personal information; and ensuring that civil liberties are enhanced rather than compromised by new advances in science and technology. He has litigated numerous cases involving post-9/11 civil liberties abuses, including challenges to airport security policies, government watchlists, extraordinary rendition, and torture. He has appeared regularly in the media, testified before Congress, and traveled several times to Guantánamo Bay to monitor military commission proceedings. Ben is a graduate of Harvard College and New York University School of Law and was a law clerk to the Hon. Stephen Reinhardt of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit.


Publications

For the Sake of National Security: Plugging in the Leaks - Podcast
International & National Security Law Practice Group Podcast
May 13, 2013
Predator Drones and Targeted Killings - Podcast
International & National Security Law Practice Group Podcast
January 27, 2011

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