Tuesday, 10 February 2015, 7:30pm - 9:00pm

Richard J Aldrich, Professor of International Security, University of Warwick

This talk considers the impact of changes in ICT upon the world of secret intelligence. Since the events of 9/11, intelligence services have resolved to spend less time looking at states and their armed forces and more time looking at people and non-state actors. But governments are divided about how this might be done. Some favour more emphasis on old-style human espionage. Others favour collecting routine digital data, what the CIA call the “electronic exhaust fumes of our lives”, in the hope that this will allow them to resolve crimes perpetrated in the past and, eventually, in the future.


Lindop Building, University of Hertfordshire
University of Hertfordshire, College Lane, Hatfield, AL10 9AB


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