March 11, 2021 - 1:00pm PST

Restore the 4th MN a local organization in the Electronic Frontier Alliance, (not EFF) will host this event:

Protesting in the Age of Mass Surveillance

From the Organizers :

Please join us for a panel discussion on what it means to protest in the age of mass surveillance. We will be examining different kinds of surveillance and military technology and how they are deployed against protesters, and what impacts this technology has on the civil liberties of protesters.

Moderator: Jo Facklam: Program Associate for Restore the Fourth, protester and agitator based in Minneapolis.


  • Bruce Schneier Cryptographer and Fellow and lecturer at Harvard's Kennedy School, a board member of EFF, and the Chief of Security Architecture at Inrupt, Inc.

  • Mahesha P. Subbaraman Appellate attorney at Subbaraman PLLC and chair of the Restore the Fourth Litigation Working Group.

  • Freddy Martinez is a Policy Analyst at Open The Government, a non-partisan coalition, where he focuses on policing, surveillance and public access to information.

  • Isabella Nascimento Staff Attorney for the ACLU of Minnesota.

In keeping with our values on privacy and data sovereignty, for this event we will be using Free and Open Source software (Jitsi and Owncast) which respects your privacy and runs on hardware owned and under the physical control of our friends at, a friendly Minnesota hacker collective.

Thursday, March 11
3:00 pm CT


This event is organized not by EFF, but by Restore the 4th MN , a grassroots group participating in the Electronic Frontier Alliance. The EFA is a network of grassroots organizations across the country committed to promoting digital rights. Together, we're building a movement to promote freedom of expression, privacy, security, creativity, and access to knowledge.