July 9, 2021

Sohan Dasgupta Speaks at Panama’s Parliamentary Intelligence Forum

Dasgupta Speaks at Panama’s Parliamentary Intelligence Forum

Schaerr l Jaffe attorney Sohan Dasgupta discussed the implications 5G technology has on national security at Panama’s 18th Parliamentary Intelligence Forum. The forum, which was held June 29th-30th, brings together experts from government, industry & think tanks from around the globe to address a broad range of security challenges.

Prior to joining Schaerr l Jaffe, Dasgupta served as Deputy General Counsel for the U.S. Department of Homeland Security under the Trump administration.

β€œ5G represents a complete transformation of telecommunications networks in the world,” Dasgupta said at the forum. β€œAnd combining new and legacy technology and infrastructure, the expectation is that 5G will build upon previous generations in an evolution that’s going to take quite a few years to phase in.”

Dasgupta said while 5G will improve many aspects of American life, foreign adversaries will also use compromised equipment to spy on individuals, steal intellectual property and disrupt economic well-being. He said it’s important to put policies in place to protect national security in America and around the world.

“There’s going to be 6G, there’s going to be 7G, so the protocols we set now and how we handle this momentous leap…is going to be very consequential,” he added.

A clip of his speech is below. You can watch the entire forum here.