EFF's Senior Investigative Researcher Dave Maass and EFF's International Rights Director Katitza Rodrigez will be speaking at Colpin, the Latin American Conference on Investigative Journalism in Mexico City to journalists about "Investigative Reporting: The Paper Trail of Digital Surveillance" and "Latin America's surveillance boom: What we know so far" respectively.
Investigative Reporting: The Paper Trail of Digital Surveillance: In this workshop, EFF Senior Investigative Researcher Dave Maass will provide an overview of the police surveillance technology being marketed to and purchased by police agencies. Using practical examples such as drones, automated license plate readers, and face recognition, the talk will cover a variety of investigative techniques that have generated breakthrough stories and social impact. Attendees will also learn how to access U.S. databases and public records that can help reveal information relevant to investigative reporting in Latin American.
Latin America's surveillance boom: What we know so far: In this workshop, EFF International Rights Director Katitza Rodrigez will discuss what we know so far about government surveillance in Latin America. From the use of open source monitoring, Internet traffic analysis to face recognition and malware, we’ll draw on surveillance cases and research carried out in the region, and identify some of the trends, both in policy and practice, that need a closer look and further research. The goal is to provide some ideas for investigative stories and coverage, as well as examining how the rise of the surveillance state affects everybody, journalist or not.
What: Colpin 2019
When: November 7-10, 2019
Where: Mexico City, Mexico