It’s just been announced that Citizenfour, the documentary portraying the Snowden disclosures, has been nominated for an Oscar. In this exclusive for The Privacy Advisor, Eric Jones, CIPP/G, CIPT, reviews the film, noting it refrains from any narrative defense of Snowden’s actions and instead reveals Snowden’s slowly developing apprehension and also his lack of panic or regret. “The net effect is a sympathetic portrayal of a man, misguided or not, who views himself as doing the right thing and is only in this moment seeing the monumental consequences of his actions,” he writes. Meanwhile, James Bamford of PBS has published an interview with Snowden from Moscow on cyberattacks, and U.S. and UK banks are planning to simulate a massive cyberattack to test their resilience. Editor’s Note: Glenn Greenwald, the journalist who broke the Snowden revelations, will keynote at the IAPP Global Privacy Summit in Washington, DC, this March, and we will show Citizenfour as part of the first-ever Movie Night at Summit.
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