INET San Francisco

Location: CNET Headquarters

235 2nd Street, San Francisco, CA


October 2, 2013

6:00 - 8:30 PM, PDT


Join the Internet Society and CNET for an evening of enlightenling discussion about one of the most critical issues facing the Internet, public policy and the American public today. This event will feature a discussion by two leading experts on cyber surveillance and public policy, which will be followed by a panel discussion and interaction with the audience..

The Question:

What is the best path forward for public policy to take in protecting individual rights of U.S. citizens from intelligence-gathering activities by government agencies?

The Speakers:

Alex Abdo is a staff attorney with the National Security Project of the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU). Alex is counsel in the ACLU’s challenge to the NSA’s phone-records program. He has also written and spoken broadly on this topic. He has recently published articles for MSNBC and the Guardian, and has been interviewed by the New York Times, the Washington Post, and many other online, print, and video media channels.

Nate Cardozo is a Staff Attorney on the Electronic Frontier Foundation’s (EFF) digital civil liberties team. A former EFF Open Government Legal Fellow, Nate focuses on free speech and privacy litigation, as well as continuing to dabble in FOIA. Nate is currently working on projects involving automotive privacy, coders' rights, anonymous speech, ECPA reform, and resisting the expansion of the surveillance state.

Following the discussion, a panel of West Coast subject matter experts will review the relative merits of each speaker's proposed approach.   Time for questions from the audience will be included.

While there is no fee for admission, there is a suggested donation of $20.00 per person.

Donations will be accepted at the door.