Former Homeland Security Chief Michael Chertoff on Reclaiming Our Cyber Security

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Former Department of Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff speaks during an event to mark the 15th anniversary of the Department of Homeland Security, March 1, 2018 in Washington, DC. (Photo: Drew Angerer/Getty Images)

Former Secretary of Homeland Security Michael Chertoff says that the public has more to worry about than just Big Brother. In his new book, "Exploding Data," Chertoff makes the case that Americans are "surveilling themselves" by routinely surrendering information about their location, behavior, preferences, and even intentions to private companies. Chertoff joins us to talk about why he thinks the U.S. needs a new legal framework governing the collection of personal data.


Michael Chertoff, former secretary of homeland security under President George W. Bush; author, "Exploding Data: Reclaiming Our Cyber Security in the Digital Age"