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Monday, March 16 • 11:00am - 12:00pm
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Information made public through police departments, lawsuits and FOIA requests are an essential component of public interest and accountability reporting. At the same time, intersecting datasets can quickly de-anonymize ordinary people, compromising their privacy and even putting them at risk. From publishing the addresses of gun permit holders in Westchester to online mugshot records to the Snowden revelations and the Right to be Forgotten, the meaning of privacy and the consequences of publishing have raised the stakes for journalists trying to responsibly work with sensitive sources and publish controversial stories. Alice Brennan, Fidel Martinez and Susan McGregor will discuss real-world journalism situations as well as strategies applicable to anyone looking to be more privacy-conscious in their online life.

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Alice Brennan

Investigative journalist, Fusion
Alice Brennan is an award winning multimedia investigative journalist wkth more than a decade of experience in Australia and the US. She has hosted, produced and researched her own radio shows and news items on issues from indigenous housing to politics to drug taking. Alice has trained... Read More →

Fidel Martinez

Reporter & Editor, Fusion
Fidel Martinez is a reporter and Modern Life editor at Fusion, the ABC/Univision joint venture. He covers Internet culture and technology. He has previously written about the 3-D printed gun movement, Jeremy Hammond and the Stratfor hack, and the rapid growth and adoption of cryptocurrencies... Read More →

Susan McGregor

Asst Dir, Tow Center for Digital Journalism, Columbia University Journalism School
Susan McGregor is Assistant Professor & Assistant Director of the Tow Center for Digital Journalism at Columbia University. McGregor was the Senior Programmer on the News Graphics team at the Wall

Monday March 16, 2015 11:00am - 12:00pm CDT
Hyatt Regency Austin Zilker Ballroom 1