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Many security experts believe that the question most relevant to the possibility of a “cyber 9/11” attack is not “if” but “when.” What do we need to do to fortify our digital infrastructure against such a worst case scenario? And what are the implications for civil liberties when privacy is already a threatened concept in the virtual world of cyber space? We spoke with Anthony Romero, who became Executive Director of the American Civil Liberties Union just days before 9/11, to gain his perspective on these and other tough questions.

http://www.wilsoncenter.org/article/civil-liberties-america-after-911

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Anthony Romero is Executive Director of the American Civil Liberties Union, the nation’s leading defender of liberty and individual freedom. An attorney with a history of public-interest activism, Romero has presided over the most successful membership growth in the ACLU’s history. In 2005, Romero was named one of Time Magazine’s 25 Most Influential Hispanics in America.