March 15, 2011 | By rainey Reitman

Spend an Evening with the EFF Activism Team Discussing Privacy and Government Surveillance

UPDATE (3/24/11) -- Unfortunately, it looks like there will not be live-streaming video for this event. However, it will be recorded and broadcast at a later date. We'll let you know the details so you can watch it later.

On the evening on March 24, 2011, EFF staff activists will discuss the state of government surveillance and privacy in the United States at "Government Surveillance in a Digital World," an event hosted by San Francisco Intersection for the Arts, with a live video stream by

One of the many topics to be discussed is the PATRIOT Act. For nearly ten years, EFF has fought to reform or repeal the overbroad authority granted to law enforcement through the PATRIOT Act, and this year, we have a chance to introduce significant reforms. Thanks to bipartisan opposition and the efforts of grassroots activists, Congress rejected a rubber-stamp reauthorization of the PATRIOT Act and instead vowed to spend three months debating reforms to this law. This gives us an incredible opportunity to speak out against the PATRIOT Act and tell Congress that we don’t want any laws that trample on our civil liberties.

Join the EFF activism team in person or online for a a wide-ranging discussion on privacy in the digital world, online free expression, and how we can work together to stop Congress from reauthorizing a PATRIOT Act that enables excessive government surveillance.

The event will be livestreamed by, so bookmark this page and we’ll post a link when it becomes available. Also, follow along on Twitter with hashtag #unPATRIOTAct. Buy a ticket to the event here, and contact Congress today to take action against the PATRIOT Act!

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