April 29, 2020 - 3:30pm PDT

S.T.O.P. a local organization in the Electronic Frontier Alliance, (not EFF) will host this event:

6:30 PM – 7:30 PM EDT

There is a lot of discussion of the threat of increased surveillance in response to the COVID-19 crisis. This month S.T.O.P will drill down on one particular form of that surveillance now being deployed: “contact tracing.” They will discuss the newly announced Google and Apple operating system updates and apps tracking supposed carriers of the virus and interrogate how these systems work in theory and in practice. Might they do more harm than good? The event will look at who could get access to the data these apps collect and transmit, and what other stories it could tell. It will also consider large-scale dragnet location tracking more broadly, and newly announced legislation that would ban its use by law-enforcement in New York State.

Joining to discuss:
Jerome D. Greco is a public defender in the Digital Forensics Unit of the Legal Aid Society in New York City. He works with attorneys and investigators in all five boroughs on issues involving electronic surveillance technology, cell phone tracking, GPS, social media, and hard drive analysis, among other fields.

Ángel Díaz is Counsel to the Liberty and National Security Program at the Brennan Center for Justice. His work focuses on the intersection of technology with civil liberties and civil rights. He is active on issues related to policing and technology, and matters related to online speech and content moderation.

Register here: https://www.meetup.com/RadTech-Monthly