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Saturday, March 14 • 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Beyond Privacy: Surveillance's Threat To Liberty

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Once we could live lives of practical obscurity. No longer. Conveniences of modern life–from smartphones to smoke detectors–have become digital informants, giving governments and corporations detailed information about us.
The problem is often framed as one of privacy. But that doesn’t come close to capturing what’s threatened by the explosion of data and the zeal with which it’s collected, stored and analyzed. Free speech, security and equality are just a few of the values imperiled by mass surveillance.
But the situation isn’t hopeless. There’s nothing inevitable about technology overpowering liberty, and there are solutions–legal, regulatory and technological–to help us regain control over our data and our lives.
Join Ben Wizner, director of the ACLU’s Speech, Privacy, and Technology project and legal advisor to Edward Snowden, for a conversation with Bruce Schneier, the country’s leading public interest technologist, about the world we’re creating and how we can fight back.

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Bruce Schneier

Chief Technology Officer, Co3 Systems Inc
Bruce Schneier is an internationally renowned security technologist, called a "security guru" by The Economist. He is the author of 12 books -- including Data and Goliath: The Hidden Battles to Collect Your Data and Control Your World -- as well as hundreds of articles, essays, and... Read More →
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Ben Wizner

Dir, Speech, Privacy, & Technology, ACLU
Ben Wizner is director of the ACLU Speech, Privacy & Technology Project, which is dedicated to protecting and expanding the First Amendment freedoms of expression, association, and inquiry; expanding the right to privacy and increasing the control that individuals have over their... Read More →

Saturday March 14, 2015 5:00pm - 6:00pm CDT
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