Colin Crowell is the Head of Global Public Policy at Twitter. He is a telecommunications and Internet technology policy expert in Washington, D.C., who worked for over two decades for Congressman Ed Markey (D-Mass.) the former chairman of the Subcommittee on Telecommunications and the Internet of the House of Representatives Committee on Energy and Commerce. From 2009 to 2010, Crowell served as Senior Counselor to Julius Genachowski, the Chairman of the U.S. Federal Communications Commission (FCC).
Recently, Facebook and Cambridge Analytica have become highly polarizing figures in a data privacy scandal of global (and potentially historic) proportions. What does the Facebook and Cambridge Analytica controversy tell us about data privacy and cybersecurity in the age of Big Data? Did a “data breach” occur, or was this a simple case of unauthorized access? What responsibilities should tech platforms have for protecting user privacy? Are there relevant legal frameworks in the U.S., E.U., and other jurisdictions that could have prevented some of these privacy harms?
The Center for Global Legal Challenges, The Information Society Project, and the National Security Group Present
Free Speech & Security in the Age of Social Media Coffee & Conversation with Monika Bickert Head of Product Policy and Counterterrorism, Facebook
In dialogue with World Fellow Raheel Khursheed
It’s Too Complicated: How the Internet Upends Katz, Smith, and Electronic Surveillance Law with Susan Landau
It’s Too Complicated: How the Internet Upends Katz, Smith, and Electronic Surveillance Law with Susan Landau, Professor of Cybersecurity Policy
The Clinic on Governance Innovation and the Information Society Project invite you to: Blockchain and the Future of Transparent and Accountable Government
Come connect with the leading civic innovators pioneering the development and deployment of Blockchain to learn what this groundbreaking technology is, how it is being used to create more transparent and accountable legal and governing processes, and where the risks and pitfalls might be.
Join ACS, the Information Society Project, TechSoc, and YLBS for a conversation with Travis LeBlanc and BJ Ard at 6pm on March 29th in room 120. How will net neutrality fare in the new administration? What steps can be taken to safeguard it? What options does the administration have available to tear down the framework already built? Dinner will be served.
Laura DeNardis, M.Eng, Ph.D., is a Professor of Internet architecture and governance and Faculty Director of the Internet Governance Lab at American University in Washington, D.C.
Jim Buatti and Zhou Zhou, attorneys at the Wikimedia Foundation, will discuss Wikimedia's lawsuit against the NSA for its mass surveillance of internet communications.
This conference will bring together academics and practitioners to discuss the legal protections for whistleblowers, their role in checking executive action, and public perceptions surrounding whistleblowers and its effect on the public interest defense.
10:00 - 11:30 am: "Whistleblowers’ Shields: Anonymity and Asylum" SLB 121