Homeland Security, Privacy and Civil Liberties: A Five Year Review
Recorded on June 26, 2008
Location: The Heritage Foundation's Lehrman Auditorium
Increasing freedom and security are often perceived as
conflicting interests. Such debates offer a false
choice. Good public policies must serve to keep Americans
safer while protecting individual liberty. Sound homeland
security policies must not only protect the nation against
transnational terrorist threats but also ensure that privacy and
civil liberties do not become casualties as a result.
The Heritage Foundation is pleased to host Secretary Chertoff,
senior DHS officials, and other experts to review the
accomplishments and challenges facing the Department of Homeland
Security over the last five years of protecting the homeland while
preserving privacy and civil liberties.