September 4, 2015 - 10:00am PDT to September 7, 2015 - 5:00pm PDT
Atlanta, Georgia

For the second year in a row, the Electronic Frontier Foundation is returning to Dragon Con to fight the surveillance state. This year, we'll be launching round two of our Project Secret Identity cosplay activism campaign, while also educating fans on a variety of important civil liberties issues. 

Come get your photo taken in costume at EFF and Access Now's booth at the Hilton (second floor, next to the grand ballroom). 

EFF Activist Nadia Kayyali, Investigative Researcher Dave Maass, and Staff Attorney Kit Walsh will sit on a total of 11 panels on the Electronic Frontiers Forum track. Here's our schedule

Friday, Sept. 4

2:30 PM -  Hilton Room 201

Journalism in the Post-Snowden Era

What additional challenges do journalists face in an era of pervasive government surveillance? How does whistleblowing change? Are journalists learning how to use PGP as a result? With EFF Investigative Researcher Dave Maass and others. 

5:30 PM -  Hilton Room 201

Defending Against ALPR’s and Street Level Surveillance

Automatic License Plate Readers and other such technologies provide a higher level of surveillance of ordinary citizens than ever before. Should we be concerned? With EFF Activists Nadia Kayyali and Dave Maass and others. 

8:30 p.m. - Hilton Room 201

Hacking Automobiles and Other Vehicles (DMCA) 

The DMCA prevents a time-honored American tradition: working on your own car. A DMCA exemption is being drafted. Security research in telematics may also be impacted. With EFF Staff Attorney Kit Walsh and others. 

Saturday, Sept. 5

2:30 p.m. - Hilton Room 201

Network Neutrality, the FCC, and Title II 

The FCC has come down in favor of the consumer in the Network Neutrality debate, but its statutory authority to do so may be in question. What is Title II, and will it stand up to legal scrutiny in the Network Neutrality debate? With EFF Staff Attorney Kit Walsh and others. 

4:00 p.m. - Hilton Room 201

PGP 101 and Other Surveillance Protection Tools

PGP/GPG and other encryption tools can protect you from surveillance. Which ones are worth having, which are just hype, and which may be breaking their promises to you? We will also go over the basics of how to use PGP/GPG. With EFF Activist Nadia Kayyali, Access' U.S. Policy Manager Amie Stepanovich, and others.

5:30 p.m. - Hilton Room 201

Online Family Safety

Kids at home? How do you keep them safe without locking up the computer? What tools are available to help? Do these tools really work? With EFF Investigative Researcher Dave Maass and others. 

7:00 p.m. - Marriott A601-A602

Hacking 101 

Hacking 101 returns for another glorious year! Just what is a hacker anyway? Culture, history, contacts, resources, and pointers for more info. Brought to you by With EFF Staff Attorney Kit Walsh and others. 

Sunday, Sept. 6

10:00 a.m. - Hilton Room 201

What To Do If Police Want To Search Your Electronic Device

What if police demand your smartphone for evidence, or just take it without asking? What are your rights? With EFF Activist Nadia Kayyali and others. 

Monday, Sept. 7

10:00 a.m. - Hilton Room 201

Security and Legal Issues of IOT (Internet of Things) - Hilton Room 201

The so-called Internet of Things (connecting real-world devices to the Internet) faces legal and security issues that are just now being tested. With EFF Staff Attorney Kit Walsh, Access' U.S. Policy Manager Amie Stepanovich, and others. 

11:30 a.m. - Hilton Room 201

FOIA Do-It-Yourself Kit

How to file a request under the Freedom of Information Act. An update from last year’s panel. Be your own activist! With EFF Investigative Researcher Dave Maass and others. 

1:00 p.m. - Hilton Room 201

Domestic Surveillance and Mandated Crypto Backdoors

An update on the latest surveillance revelations from Edward Snowden and elsewhere, as well as the FBI’s efforts to restart the crypto wars. With EFF Activist Nadia Kayyali, Access' U.S. Policy Manager Amie Stepanovich, and others.