April 20, 2021 - 9:55am PDT to April 21, 2021 - 9:45am PDT

Join EFF's Cindy Cohn at COLLISION Conference 2021, the "Olympics of Tech".

The Law of Cyberspace
Super Fireside Chat
April 20 at 9:55am
Cindy will join Professor Scott Shapiro and reporter Joseph Menn to discuss The Law of Cyberspace.
The internet has been likened to the wild west – lawless and disruptive. In this session, we're joined by two legal experts who will try to figure out the place the law holds in our anarchic digital spaces.

Aaron’s Law: Why hacking laws need reform
April 20 at 11:00-11:45am pst
Everyone wants an internet where competition and innovation can thrive, and where security is the default, not an optional add on. Sadly, our legal frameworks have become an obstacle to this. Our laws are central to an outdated way of thinking about computers and computer networks. Current legal frameworks have allowed for the misuse of the internet by repressive governments and tech companies, and have caused serious mental health issues among internet users. Let’s discuss how we got here and how to reform the law – and our overall approach to computer crime – to better serve us.

Combating Tech Abuse
April 21 at 9:00-9:45am pst
Tech abuse increased during the pandemic. This session will dive into what tech abuse looks like, how we can design and implement tech to minimize the ability of abusers to harness tech as a tool of abuse. Jaya Baloo of Avast will be joined by Cindy Cohn, Stela Suils Cuesta of DiTal / Wescoff / Lean In Portugal, Rebecca Parsons of ThoughtWorks, and Latifa Lyles.
Please note this roundtable will be open for Collision attendees to watch, however participation in this session is limited to invited speakers.