– Aaron Cooper — BSA | The Software Alliance (Bio)
– Kevin Collier (moderator) — Senior privacy and security reporter, Vocativ (Bio)
– Susan Hennessey — Fellow in National Security in Governance Studies at the Brookings Institution (Bio)
– Robert S. Litt — General Counsel, Office of the Director of National Intelligence (Bio)
– Amie Stepanovich — U.S. Policy Manager, Access Now (Bio)
Our Media Partner
We’re proud to partner with Vocativ, a cutting edge journalism brand, for the Snowden Effect series of events. This partnership will lead to a significant exposure for both the series and the tech policy issues raised by it, as well as original reporting and content. In addition, Kevin Collier, one of Vocativ’s technology journalists, will be moderating our final Snowden Effect event, on government surveillance on October 28th. Stay tuned for an upcoming special look at the work Vocativ has done on these important internet policy issues so far, as well as a Q&A with one of our Snowden Effect distinguished speakers.
About The Panel
Edward Snowden’s 2013 revelations lead to a repositioning of global partnerships, a deeper conversation about the roles of government and an honest and thorough look at the fundamental rights, liberties and principles we’ve held as “self-evident” and their apparent tensions. The “Snowden Effects” series shines a light, three years later, on three distinct but inter-related areas and the important changes they are undergoing: government surveillance, data localization and trust & transparency.
This past June marked the one year anniversary of the signing into law of the USA Freedom Act by President Obama. The act prohibited the bulk collection of Americans’ telecommunications metadata by the NSA and reformed other aspects of the USA PATRIOT Act.
An expert panel, presented by the Congressional Internet Caucus Advisory Committee will discuss the effect of the USA FREEDOM Act and prospects for future reforms, including updates to ECPA as well as next year’s expiration of Section 702 of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA). Our panel will include civil liberties advocates and industry representatives.