Government Surveillance in a Digital World: An Evening with the Electronic Frontier Foundation
Digital technology is changing the way we communicate and interact, often resulting in the unprecedented exposure of our personal details.
What can the government legally do to spy on your computer data and
communications? And what can you legally do to protect yourself against
Please join us for an evening exploring the law and technology of digital surveillance in the United States.
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ABOUT THE PRESENTERS
EFF Senior Activist Richard Esguerra advocates for users' digital civil liberties and helps the public make their voices heard on online freedom issues. After studying media, copyright controversies, and technology at the USC Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism, Richard became dead-set on advancing the rights of technology users worldwide.
Rainey Reitman leads the activism team at the Electronic Frontier Foundation. Prior to joining EFF, she served as Director of Communications for the Privacy Rights Clearinghouse, a nonprofit advocacy and education organization promoting consumer privacy. She is primarily interested in the intersection between personal privacy and technology, particularly social networking privacy, locational privacy and online data brokers. Reitman earned her BA from Bard College in Multidisciplinary Studies: Creative Writing, Russian & Gender Studies.
Reitman serves as a steering committee member for the Bradley Manning Support Network, a network of individuals and organizations advocating for the release of accused WikiLeaks whistleblower Pfc. Bradley Manning. She also volunteers with several nonprofit and feminist groups.
ABOUT THE ELECTRONIC FRONTIER FOUNDATION
From the Internet to the iPod, technologies are transforming our society and empowering us as speakers, citizens, creators, and consumers. When our freedoms in the networked world come under attack, the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) is the first line of defense. EFF broke new ground when it was founded in 1990 — well before the Internet was on most people’s radar — and continues to confront cutting-edge issues defending free speech, privacy, innovation, and consumer rights today. From the beginning, EFF has championed the public interest in every critical battle affecting digital rights.
Blending the expertise of lawyers, policy analysts, activists, and technologists, EFF achieves significant victories on behalf of consumers and the general public. EFF fights for freedom primarily in the courts, bringing and defending lawsuits even when that means taking on the US government or large corporations. By mobilizing more than 61,000 concerned citizens through our Action Center, EFF beats back bad legislation. In addition to advising policymakers, EFF educates the press and public.
EFF is a donor-funded nonprofit and depends on your support to continue successfully defending your digital rights. Litigation is particularly expensive; because two-thirds of our budget comes from individual donors, every contribution is critical to helping EFF fight — and win — more cases.
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