Richard Ledgett, deputy director of the US National Security Agency (NSA), refutes Edward Snowden’s allegations that the NSA’s surveillance programs violated the public’s privacy or circumvented due process. Ledgett voices the federal government’s opinions regarding people’s right to enjoy privacy versus intelligence agencies’ responsibility to protect national security. getAbstract recommends closely viewing both presentations before choosing a side.
In this summary, you will learn
- Why the National Security Agency (NSA) believes that Edward Snowden compromised national security and put people’s lives at risk,
- What measures the NSA takes to protect privacy rights, and
- Why the agency’s ability to track and monitor intelligence targets online is critical to state security.
About the Speaker
Richard Ledgett is the deputy director and acting COO of the US National Security Agency.