State of the Net Conference 01/18/11

About the Conference | Agenda | Speakers | Onsite registration will be available on January 18 and 19 at the Hyatt Regency | 2010 Conference


Tuesday, January 18, 2011
11:30 am DOJ Surveillance Blueprints: A CALEAmity for the U.S. Technology Industry?

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Law enforcement and national security officials are expressing increased concern that new Internet technologies (e.g. BlackBerry, Skype, peer-to-peer, Facebook) are beyond the reach of law enforcement's surveillance capabilities. Many experts say the Department of Justice will ask Congress to help it ensure that the new Internet architecture can accommodate lawful wiretapping and eavesdropping of criminals and terrorists. Congress may be asked to update the Communications Assistance for Law Enforcement Act (CALEA), a 1994 law that requires phone companies' networks to be capable of conducting lawful wiretaps upon request. How will the Internet's architecture be affected by future technical mandates is of great concern to businesses and security experts. Our panel will explore possible consequences to the Internet and American competitiveness.

- Kevin Bankston, Sr. Staff Attorney, Electronic Frontier Foundation [bio]
- Bruce Heiman, Leader, Policy & Regulatory Practice, K&L Gates [bio]
- Jeremy Pelofsky, (moderator) Correspondent, Reuters [bio]
- Bruce Schneier, Security Technologist & Author [bio]
- Marc Zwillinger, Partner, Zwillinger Genetski LLP [bio]

* Subject to change. More panels and keynotes may be added.

Cat Matsuda at or 202-638-4370 for more information.

This is a widely attended event hosted by the Congressional Internet Caucus Advisory Committee (ICAC), part of a 501 (c)(3) charitable organization. The ICAC is a private sector organization comprised of public interest groups, trade associations, non-profits, and industry leaders. The diversity of ICAC membership ensures that all educational events and initiatives are fair and balanced forums for Internet-related discussion. The ICAC does not promote any particular policy position.