EFF-Austin, a local organization in the Electronic Frontier Alliance, (not EFF) will host this event:
STOP Surveillance At The Local Level
From the Organizers:
Our speaker this month is Evan Enzer. Evan is an Austinite by marriage and legal fellow at The Surveillance Technology Oversight Project (STOP), a New York-based non-profit advocating at state and local levels. A recent graduate of Berkeley Law, he previously externed with the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau on the privacy workstream, was an advanced clinical student in Berkely's technology policy clinic, and volunteered with Berkeley's Digital Rights Project. Evan also worked as a summer clerk for affordable housing non-profits and was a team leader for Berkeley Law's Animal Law Project. Before law school, Evan worked in homeless services and local music. Outside of law and policy, Evan loves competitive pickleball and social entrepreneurship.
There’s been a lot of attention on federal and international surveillance in the decades since Edward Snowden and other whistleblowers revealed that the government was collecting data on millions of Americans. But some of the government’s worst behavior happens closer to home, and few people focus on those local issues. We can fill this gap, and make a real impact, by identifying hyper-local problems, partnering with other community members, and speaking out. During this presentation, Evan will discuss how STOP approaches local policy advocacy.
Tuesday, March 8
7 pm CT
Online (via Zoom)
This event is organized not by EFF, but by EFF-Austin, 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.