Fears of surveillance across borders are driving nations to cut off their countries with Berlin Walls for data, threatening to break apart the World Wide Web. While many have critiqued the laws governing surveillance of Americans by the United States, little attention has been paid to the laws governing surveillance by the United States abroad. How will surveillance affect the Internet enterprises of China and the United States? How does mass surveillance undermine the promise of the Electronic Silk Road?
Anupam Chander is Director of the California International Law Center and Professor of Law at the University of California, Davis. A graduate of Harvard College and Yale Law School, he has been a visiting professor at Stanford, Yale, Chicago, and Cornell. He is the recipient of two Google Research Awards.
The event is co-hosted by Center for Internet and Socierty and Stanford China Law & Policy Association.