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Companies hold volumes of information on all of us, and the rules that govern how they protect (or don't protect) that information is massive impacts 


Jun
28
10:30 AM10:30

Protecting the Freedom to Encrypt

  • U.S. Capitol Visitor Center, HVC-200 (map)
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Widespread availability of advanced encryption technology has improved security for consumers and businesses. But as digital products and services have become more secure, some in the law enforcement and intelligence communities have voiced concerns that encryption inhibits their ability to prevent terrorism and prosecute crimes.

For example, the Department of Justice is exploring a potential legal mandate requiring companies to design their technologies to allow law enforcement to access consumer data during criminal investigations. While it is important for law enforcement to have the right tools to prevent and solve crimes, history suggests that attempts to limit encryption are impractical, impede progress in information security, create new cybersecurity vulnerabilities, and make it more difficult for U.S. companies to compete abroad.

Please join the Fourth Amendment Advisory Committee and the Information Technology and Innovation Foundation (ITIF) for an expert panel discussion on how policymakers can protect consumer and business access to encryption and put in place policies that both encourage advances in cryptography and protect the rule of law. This event will feature opening remarks by Representative Suzan DelBene (D-WA).

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PANELISTS INCLUDE:

  • William A. Carter, Deputy Director and Fellow, Technology Policy Program, Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS)
  • Moderator, Daniel Castro, Vice President, Information Technology and Innovation Foundation (ITIF)
  • Mike Godwin, Distinguished Senior Fellow, R Street Institute
  • Robyn Greene, Policy Counsel and Government Affairs Lead, Open Technology Institute, New America
  • Riana Pfefferkorn, Cryptography Fellow, Stanford University, Center for Internet and Society
  • Amie Stepanovich, U.S. Policy Manager, Access Now

* Opening remarks by Representative Suzan DelBene (D-WA).

EVENT DETAILS:
Thursday, June 28, 2018, 10:30 AM to 12:00 PM ET
U.S. Capitol Visitor Center, HVC-200
1st Street NE
Washington, DC 20515

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Follow the conversation on Twitter using the hashtag #ITIFencryption.

This event will be recorded and video will be posted here as soon as it is available.

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Jun
28
10:00 AM10:00

Zero Tolerance: Rights at the Border and Ports of Entry

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At Zero Tolerance: Rights at the Border and Ports of Entry, experts who know exactly what's going on at the border will discuss the current situation and what Congress can do about it. The panel will explore the Fourth Amendment implications of border prosecutions, the surveillance provided for by immigration bills that purport to solve immigration issues, what the zero tolerance policy looks like in practice, and the competing immigration bills and policies at play. 

PANELISTS INCLUDE:

  • Julie Yihong Mao, Staff Attorney, National Immigration Project of the National Lawyers Guild (NIPNLG)
  • *Moderator, Jumana Musa, Director, Fourth Amendment Center, National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (NACDL)
  • Ofelia Calderón, Founding Partner, Calderón Seguin PLC
  • Sameera Hafiz, Senior Policy Strategist, Immigrant Legal Resource Center (ILRC)

WHEN: Thursday, June 28, 10AM to 11AM ET
WHERE: Longworth HOB, Room 1310, Washington, DC

Light refreshments will be served.

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The CLOUD Act: Rain or Shine?
Mar
19
11:00 AM11:00

The CLOUD Act: Rain or Shine?

The CLOUD Act: Rain or Shine?

International law enforcement's access to private information is contentious and complicated. The Supreme Court recently heard arguments in U.S. v. Microsoft, and the CLOUD Act has been introduced in the House and Senate. This panel discussion will examine the CLOUD Act, review the issues before the Supreme Court, and discuss the role of Congress in the cloud.

WHEN: Mon., March 19 at 11 a.m.
WHERE: H-122, U.S. Capitol

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PANELISTS:

  • Alex Berengaut, Partner at Covington & Burling (Microsoft)
     
  • Neema Guliani, Legislative counsel at ACLU
     
  • David Lieber, Senior privacy policy counsel at Google
     
  • Naureen Shah, Senior director of campaigns at Amnesty International USA, invited
     
  • Moderator, Alexis Collins, Senior attorney at Cleary Gottlieb Steen and Hamilton and adjunct professor at Georgetown Law School

Snacks and refreshments will be served.

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Jan
8
12:00 PM12:00

Section 702 Under Review: How Can Congress Address Warrantless Surveillance?

  • 2456 Rayburn House Office Building Washington, DC (map)
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Hear from congressional offices leading efforts to reauthorize and reform Section 702 of the FISA Amendment Act of 2008 at a staff-only panel discussion hosted by the Fourth Amendment Advisory Committee and the American Civil Liberties Union. It will take place Monday (Jan. 8) at noon in Rayburn 2456RSVP here.

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Dec
5
12:00 PM12:00

Section 702 Under Review: How Can Congress Address Warrantless Surveillance?

Section 702 Under Review: How Can Congress Address Warrantless Surveillance?

Hear from congressional offices leading efforts to reauthorize and reform Section 702 of the FISA Amendment Act of 2008 at a staff-only panel discussion hosted by the Fourth Amendment Advisory Committee and the American Civil Liberties Union.

Section 702 is the controversial authority under which the government acquires hundreds of millions of communications annually. It expires at the end of 2017.

WHEN: Tues., Dec. 5 at noon
WHERE: S-115, U.S. Capitol
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PANELISTS:

  • Nima Binara, Counsel for Sen. Leahy, co-author the Senate version of the USA Liberty Act
     
  • Patrick Day, Counsel for Sen. Feinstein, who offered an amendment at a SCCI markup to close the backdoor search loophole
     
  • Liza Goitein, co-director Liberty and National Security Program, Brennan Center for Justice
     
  • Aaron Hiller, Chief Oversight Counsel for Rep. Conyers, co-author of the House version of the USA Liberty Act
     
  • Christopher Soghoian, Congressional Innovation Fellow for Sen. Wyden, co-author of the USA Rights Act
     
  • Moderator Neema Guliani,  ACLU Legislative Counsel

Additional panelists have been invited.

Snacks and refreshments will be served. No interns or media, please.

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The Color of Surveillance: Disproportionate Impacts of Foreign Intelligence Surveillance
Sep
28
12:00 PM12:00

The Color of Surveillance: Disproportionate Impacts of Foreign Intelligence Surveillance

  • Rayburn HOB 2226 Washington, DC (map)
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The Fourth Amendment Advisory Committee, Electronic Frontier Foundation, Center for Media Justice, Free Press, and New America's Open Technology Institute invite you to attend:

The Color of Surveillance: Disproportionate Impacts of Foreign Intelligence Surveillance

As Congress considers renewal of a powerful government surveillance authority, Section 702 of the FISA Amendments Act, this panel will offer perspectives on the long-standing disproportionate impacts of foreign intelligence surveillance.

Please join us and some of the experts and advocates at the center of this discussion for a conversation on how foreign intelligence surveillance intersects with race, class, and policy.

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 28th at 12:00 p.m.
Rayburn HOB, Room 2226, Washington, DC

Snacks and refreshments will be served.

PANELISTS INCLUDE:
Alvaro Bedoya
, Executive Director, Center on Privacy & Technology, Georgetown Law Center
Jake Laperruque, Senior Counsel, The Constitution Project
Steven Renderos, Organizing Director, Center for Media Justice
Sarah St. Vincent, Researcher, Human Rights Watch
Xiaoxing Xi, Laura H. Carnell Professor of Physics, Temple University, and plaintiff alleging the government unjustly investigated and surveilled him
Moderator: Rainey Reitman, Activism Director, Electronic Frontier Foundation

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Sep
19
1:00 PM13:00

Privacy, Incorporated

  • Rayburn HOB 2226 Washington, DC (map)
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PRIVACY, INCORPORATED

TUESDAY, September 19th, 1:00 p.m.
Rayburn 2226

Companies' ability and responsibility to keep people's information private has massive consequences on individuals' privacy rights. As the kinds and volume of data they hold about us continue to grow so does the significance of their role as a steward of the public's information.

Please join the Fourth Amendment Advisory Committee for a conversation with some of the companies and organizations at the center of this discussion, including Google, the i2Coalition, Mozilla, and Twilio.

What privacy issues do they see as most in need of Congressional attention? What vulnerabilities pose the greatest risks to the public? Some topics we'll cover are cross-border data sharing, encryption, ECPA, and Section 702.

TUESDAY, September 19th at 1:00 p.m.
Rayburn HOB Room 2226, Washington, DC

Snacks and refreshments will be served
Congressional staff and interns only

PANELISTS INCLUDE:
David Lieber, Senior Privacy Policy Counsel at Google
Christian Dawson, Co-Founder and Executive Director at i2Coalition
Heather West, Senior Policy Manager at Mozilla
Richard Seiersen, Chief Information Security Officer at Twilio
Moderator: Austin Carson, Executive Director, TechFreedom

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