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Saturday, March 14 • 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Government Surveillance: How You Can Change It

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Governments have a duty to protect their citizens, but recent disclosures about Americas surveillance practice's worldwide highlighted a need for reform. The balance in too many countries has tipped too far in favor of the state and away from the rights of the individual - rights that are enshrined in our Constitution. We have seen a lot of change in attitude, but is it enough to restore trust among users and confidence of citizens around the world? The panel will discuss the need for the technology community to push reform. While efforts are underway, the PATRIOT Act must be reauthorized by May 2015. Learn what we must reform to protect the Internet and privacy rights.

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Ellen Dargie

Counsel/Congressman Issa, US House of Representatives
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Christian Dawson

Chairman, Internet Infrastructure Coalition
Christian Dawson is Chief Operating Officer of web hosting provider ServInt In his current role, he is responsible for the overall management of ServInt's business operations. He was a founder of the Save Hosting initiative, designed to galvanize web hosting providers in matters of... Read More →
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Harley Geiger

Sr Counsel & Advocacy Dir, Center for Democracy & Technology
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Ben Young

VP, General Counsel, Peer 1 Hosting
Ben Young is an avid outdoor enthusiast. So much, in fact, that he’ll hike 50 kilometers in one day just to prove it. Ben holds degrees from both Emory University in Georgia, and Vanderbilt Law School in Tennessee. Ben is the legal face of Peer 1 Hosting. His department defends... Read More →

Saturday March 14, 2015 3:30pm - 4:30pm
ACC Room 9ABC Austin Convention Center

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