April 2, 2020 - 5:00pm PDT

The COVID-19 pandemic has made obvious how important the Internet and digital tools are to our lives and how vital it is that we maintain an open and secure approach to them. Join EFF for a livestreamed video discussion about what we’ve seen that’s surprising us, and worrying us, about how governments, hospitals, tech companies, and individuals are fighting the spread of coronavirus, from open access science to cell phone tracking.

EFF Executive Director, Cindy Cohn, will give opening remarks, with an update on the dangerous new EARN IT bill that’s threatening encryption for everyone. Activism Director Elliot Harmon will talk to Special Advisor and author Cory Doctorow about emergency medicine and emerging technologies like 3d-printed ventilator parts and open access science. Then, join Staff Attorney Saira Hussain, who will talk to Cindy about surveillance, the spread of coronavirus, and the need to preserve our privacy. 

Have questions now? Send them to jason@eff.org.

This event will be livestreamed via Twitch, where you can chat and ask questions. It will also be streaming on Facebook Live and YouTube Live.   (For Twitch's Privacy Policy, see here.) 

We're happy to share that we will have closed captions available for At Home with EFF, thanks to White Coat Captioning! You can tune in to our livestream on Twitch, and pull up captions via the following link: https://www.streamtext.net/player?event=AtHomeWithEFF.

A recording will be made available. 

Event Time: Thursday, April 2, 5:00PM Pacific / 8:00 Eastern (check your local time here.)

Event Schedule:

5:00-5:15: Intro from EFF's Executive Director, Cindy Cohn

5:15-5:45: Emergency Medicine and Emerging Technology: The Right to Repair, Knowledge-Sharing, and the COVID-19 Crisis with Cory Doctorow and Elliot Harmon 

5:45-6:00: Intermission and Trivia

6:00-6:30: Surveillance and the Spread of COVID-19: Protecting Privacy During a Pandemic with Staff Attorney Saira Hussain and Cindy Cohn