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Athens, Greece |  
August 25, 2019
Join a panel of experts, including EFF Associate Director of Research Gennie Gebhart, to discuss trends in intellectual freedom and freedom of expression at the International Federation of Library Associations 2019 World Library and Information Congress. IFLA’s Intellectual Freedom statement was adopted 20 years ago this year, underlining the commitment...
Athens, Greece |  
August 27, 2019
Join a panel of experts, including EFF Associate Director of Research Gennie Gebhart, to discuss the state of open access at the International Federation of Library Associations' 2019 World Library and Information Congress. Libraries have the responsibility of providing democratic access to information for the benefit of all. The work...
Atlanta, GA; Hilton Room 208-209 |  
August 30, 2019
So-called "Internet of Things" devices are infamous for having poor or non- existent security. Is it time for the government to start legislating security requirements? Has the free market failed to respond or create demand for "security as a feature"? Kurt Opsahl (Modertor), Erica Portnoy, Nathan White, Xavier Ashe
Atlanta, GA; Hilton 208-209 |  
August 30, 2019
There's a growing effort to promote science, technology, engineering, and math for women and minorities in what have always been male and white dominated fields. What can we do to help, and are we putting too much pressure on girls and children of color to fulfill our own aspirations for...
Atlanta, GA; Hilton Room 208-209 |  
August 30, 2019
The CCPA becomes effective on January 1, 2020. What does it do, and how will it affect privacy rights in other states outside of California? Is this a good model for the whole country? Erica Portnoy, Ron Daniels, Hayley Tsukayama (Moderator)
Atlanta, GA; Hilton Room 208-209 |  
August 30, 2019
Australia's push to require backdoors in all mobile devices is just the beginning of a nightmarish scenario for civil rights and civil liberties in that country. What is really going on down under, and has Australia given up on basic principles of democracy? Kurt Opsahl, Amie Stepanovich, K`Tetch (Moderator)
Atlanta, GA; Hilton Room 208-209 |  
August 31, 2019
Facial recognition is becoming ubiquitous in commercial, government, and law enforcement applications, but is well known to identify women and minorities less accurately. Why is this, and what are the risks to individual liberty from mis-identification? Erica Portnoy, Jairus Khan (Moderator), Hayley Tsukayama
Atlanta, GA; Hilton Room 208-209 |  
August 31, 2019
People don't go into public policy because they want to be billionaires; they go into public policy because they care and want to make a difference. How does one get started making contributions in this area, and can it really be turned into a financially sustaining career path? Andrew Greenberg...
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Atlanta, GA |  
August 31, 2019
Join the EFF staff and local online rights supporters this Saturday, August 31 in Atlanta! Raise a glass with EFF Deputy Executive Director and General Counsel Kurt Opsahl, Staff Technologist Erica Portnoy, and Legislative Activist Hayley Tsukayama while discovering our latest work defending your freedom online. The...
Atlanta, GA; Hilton Room 208-209 |  
August 31, 2019
Tumblr's artificial intelligence filter is blocking lots of false positives and removing beneficial content. What's missing is the balance that human judgment brings. Is this a sign of things to come across all social media platforms, or all Internet content in general? Kurt Opsahl, Erica Portnoy, Jairus Khan (Moderator), James...
Atlanta, GA; Hilton Room 208-209 |  
September 1, 2019
A simple Google search can pull up damaging information on any individual from decades ago, long after any societal debt has been paid. Should there be a right to be forgotten as a basic human right as EU courts claim, and what about people's right to know especially for public...
Atlanta, GA; Hilton Room 208-209 |  
September 1, 2019
What happens if the TSA or CBP demands a password to your device, or biometric login, while you are traveling? Is it legal to refuse, and can you proceed to your destination without having your devices taken from you? What about your Fourth Amendment rights; do you have any while...
Atlanta, GA; Hilton Room 208-209 |  
September 2, 2019
The European Union passed directives over stringent opposition requiring nearly all Internet publishers to filter content for copyright violations using automated filters. What are the risks, given that filters often fail or over-censor? Also, how will those outside of Europe be affected? Courtney Lytle, Kurt Opsahl (Moderator), K`Tetch, James Nettles...
Atlanta, GA; Hilton Room 208-209 |  
September 2, 2019
Georgia is moving rapidly to upgrade its voting systems, while the purchase process has been plagued by claims of security problems in the new generation of technology, and vendor favoritism. What are the risks to the integrity of our vote and our democracy? Hayley Tsukayama, Keith Watson, TJ Mihill (Moderator)
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San Francisco, CA, USA |  
September 12, 2019
Every year, EFF opens nominations to the public to recognize leaders on the electronic frontier who are extending freedom and innovation in the realm of information technology. Their contributions may be technical, social, legal, academic, economic, or cultural. The celebration will include drinks, bytes, and excellent company. Join us...

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