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Tuesday, March 17 • 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Fighting Surveillance Can Be Good for Business

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The Snowden disclosures have been bad news for many US tech companies. As foreign customers seek to protect themselves and their data from the NSA, the losses to US companies may run into the billions. In particular, the cloud computing sector and ad supported companies whose business models depend upon data collection are most at risk.
It doesn't have to be this way. The Snowden stories don't have to be bad news. A handful of US tech companies have realized that privacy can be a competitive advantage, that building secure products designed to resist surveillance and government coercion can be good for business. For such companies, the combination of paranoid engineering and a brave legal team have enabled them to offer products that protect user data from many threats, including those hand-delivered by men and women in dark suits.

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Alex Abdo

Staff Attorney, ACLU
Alex Abdo is a Staff Attorney in the ACLU’s Speech, Privacy, and Technology Project. He is counsel in the ACLU’s lawsuit challenging the NSA’s phone-records program. He has been involved in the litigation of cases concerning the Patriot Act, the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance... Read More →
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Matthew Prince

CEO/Co-Founder, CloudFlare
Matthew Prince is the co-founder & CEO of CloudFlare, the web performance and security company.

Tuesday March 17, 2015 3:30pm - 4:30pm
JW Marriott Salon 3 110 E 2nd St

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