This Conversation Is Being Recorded

Session Date: 
Sat., April 6, 2013:
9-10:30 am
Room: 
Plaza Ballroom E
Activity: 
Internet Freedom, Technology and Innovation

The National Security Agency has been illegally intercepting domestic phone calls and emails for years. Proposed cybersecurity legislation would violate our privacy rights even further while breaking the fundamental openness of the Internet. Meanwhile, domestic wireless companies are tracking nearly everything we do on our smartphones, noting everywhere we go and everyone we call.

Are the same technologies that keep us so interconnected violating our basic rights to privacy? Are the federal government’s cybersecurity policies sacrificing freedom for security? Why does it matter that AT&T and Verizon are recording our every move?

This panel of privacy experts will discuss the threats posed by Internet companies and federal agencies, and will lead a discussion about how Internet users can protect their basic rights.

People + Policy

= Positive Change for the Public Good

people + policy = Positive Change for the Public Good