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Saturday, March 8 • 3:30pm - 6:00pm
After Snowden: Privacy, Surveillance, & the NSA

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Edward Snowden’s dramatic revelations of classified information in 2013 set off a massive public debate concerning the intersection of technological change, national security, and privacy. Alas, that debate is not always sufficiently well informed when it comes to its legal, policy, and technical aspects. This 2.5-hour workshop is meant not to evangelize in favor of any one particular solution, but rather to provide attendees with a sophisticated-but-accessible foundation for sharpening (or perhaps changing) their own views. It brings together dynamic, nationally known experts in technology, privacy policy, civil liberties, law, and U.S. government intelligence policy. The workshop will delve into the technical and policy aspects of national security surveillance, the evolution of the legal architecture governing the NSA, and how policy may develop in the years ahead. We’ll also use various participatory measures to directly engage attendees.
Key Takeaways:
1. What exactly is the current state of the law when it comes to NSA surveillance?
2. What do we know about what the NSA is and is not doing?
3. What do privacy theorists have to say about the impact of technological change on our privacy?
4. How do national security officials think about these issues?
5. What is likely to happen going forward?
- There is no prerequisite for attendance. Anyone with an interest in the legal and policy implications that arise from issues involving privacy, technology, and security is encouraged to register.
What to Bring:
- Nothing specific.

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Robert Chesney

Assoc Dean for Academic Affairs & Charles I Francis Professor in LawThe University of Texas School of LawBobby Chesney is the Charles I. Francis Professor in Law at the University of Texas School of Law, a Distinguished Scholar of the Robert S. Strauss Center for International Security... Read More →

Timothy Edgar

Visiting Fellow in Intl StudiesPM-ISETimothy Edgar is a visiting fellow at the Watson Institute and an Adjunct Professor of Law at Georgetown University. He served under President Obama as the first-ever Director of Privacy and Civil Liberties for the White House National Security... Read More →
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Susan Landau

AuthorSusan Landau is the author of Surveillance or Security? The Risks Posed by New Wiretapping Technologies (MIT Press, 2011), and co-author, with Whitfield Diffie, of Privacy on the Line: The Politics of Wiretapping and Encryption (MIT Press, 1998, rev. ed. 2007). She has written... Read More →
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Julian Sanchez

Research FellowCato InstituteCato Institute fellow Julian Sanchez studies issues at the busy intersection of technology, privacy, and civil liberties, with a particular focus on national security and intelligence surveillance. Before joining Cato, Sanchez served as the Washington... Read More →

Saturday March 8, 2014 3:30pm - 6:00pm CST
AT&T Conference Center, Classroom 106

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