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Monday, March 16 • 12:30pm - 1:30pm
We Take It for Granted: Defending All Human Rights

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When we log onto the Internet most of us take for granted the right we have to write and say whatever we want. We take for granted the right to find out the information we are looking for. We take our security for granted, the right to associate with the people we want, the right to be secure in our digital possessions. While we take these freedoms as given, many of them are coming under threat from state, private, vigilante, and commercial actors. From bulk surveillance to Network Neutrality to DDoS-as-censorship, bloggers, activists, journalists, free thinkers, and everyday web surfers around the world are being censored and taken offline just because the guy with the bigger stick doesn’t agree with their point-of-view. The Internet was built for all of us, not just the powerful, but like with any resource people will try to take advantage of it for personal gain.

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Kenneth Carter

Counsel, CloudFlare
With an eclectic background in just about everything, Ken has developed an expertise in several subject matter areas in electronic communications. He is a recognized authority on spectrum economics, winning 2 research prizes on the subject. His published work includes more than 25... Read More →
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Tekedra Mawakana

Global Head of Public Policy, VP & Deputy General Counsel, Georgetown University School Of Foreign Service
Tekedra is the Vice President & Deputy General Counsel of Global Public Policy for Yahoo. She leads a team of regional public policy experts in the US, Latin America, Asia Pacific, Europe, Middle East and Africa, as well as global subject matter experts for privacy, human rights and... Read More →
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Michael Samway

Adjunct Professor, Georgetown University School Of Foreign Service
Michael Samway is an adjunct faculty member at Georgetown University in the Master of Science in Foreign Service Program where he also leads an initiative on business, human rights and technology. He's also a former visiting scholar at the Center for Business and Human Rights at NYU's... Read More →
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John Scott-Railton

Research Fellow, University of Toronto
John Scott-Railton is a Research Fellow at the Citizen Lab, Munk School of Global Affairs, University of Toronto. He tracks targeted digital threats against civil society, as well pro-state hackers and cyber militias. Lab projects he has contributed to have been used in legal actions... Read More →

Monday March 16, 2015 12:30pm - 1:30pm
ACC Room 10AB Austin Convention Center

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