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Glenn Greenwald to Discuss the Effect of Surveillance and Data Security at the Global Risk Institute’s Annual Conference

AUGUST 28, 2015

GLENN GREENWALD TO DISCUSS THE EFFECT OF SURVEILLANCE AND DATA SECURITY AT GRI’S ANNUAL CONFERENCE

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GRI is delighted to announce that Glenn Greenwald, New York Times best-selling author and investigative journalist known for breaking the Edward Snowden NSA story, will be joining us as the featured speaker at the lunch of our annual conference which takes place in Toronto on November 10, 2015 at the Design Exchange.

Greenwald, author of No Place to Hide: Edward Snowden, The NSA and U.S. Surveillance State and featured in the 2015 Academy Award-winning documentary Citizenfour, will address the topic of disrupting nation states and the effect of surveillance and data security on financial institutions and their relationships with clients and stakeholders. As the journalist at the heart of one of the biggest stories provoking international debate over national security and information privacy, Greenwald will explain why this matters to financial institutions. This will be an insightful address that will cut to critical issues facing all financial services companies.

The theme of this year’s conference is Everything is Connected: Risk in the Age of the Industrial Internet. The conference will examine the financial services world from the perspective of emerging risks from disruption in financial institutions’ risk profiles. This includes risk to the institutions themselves and their clients from new players in payments, banking, insurance, pensions and asset management.