Introducing The Snowden Effect Series

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The Snowden Effect Series

In June 2013 former NSA contractor Edward Snowden set in motion a torrent of revelations of the NSA’s electronic surveillance capabilities and practices. Through 2013, news outlets and social media poured out wave after wave of articles detailing classified government programs with names like PRISM, MonsterMind, Bulk Collection, and Boundless Informant. The scope of the programs revealed was breathtaking. Internet companies and other world leaders publicly expressed outrage when documents showed that private communications had been compromised. This had immediate ripple effects in business, government, and our national security.

Three years later we’re gathering a slew of experts to reflect upon the effects of those revelations — the Snowden Effects.

The revelations have lead to a repositioning of global partnerships, a deeper conversation about the role of government, a thorough reexamination at our fundamental rights, liberties and principles, and a sober realization that the world may not be as safe a place as we would like it to be.

This 3-part series — presented by the Internet Education Foundation (IEF) — focuses on the resultant changes put in motion by Edward Snowden’s revelations — rather than the man himself. The “Snowden Effect” series shines a light on three distinct but inter-related areas: government surveillance reform, de-cloudification and data localization, and commercial trust and transparency. Our cross-IEF event series will be presented under three of our main programs, the Congressional Internet Caucus Advisory Committee, the Internet Law and Policy Foundry and the State of the Net Series.

Join us on September 27th, at the Microsoft Innovation & Policy Center for What Nationality is Your Data?, our first event, set under the banner of State of the Net. We will announce our panelists shortly.

Our second event, The Changing Landscape of Subpoenas, Transparency and Trust, co-hosted with the New America Foundation’s Open Technology Institute, will be held in mid-October at a date to be announced shortly. Finally, our third event, The Future of Surveillance Laws, One Year After USA FREEDOM, will take place on October 28th in the Rayburn House Office Building.

Date: Tuesday, September 27th, 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm
Location: Microsoft Innovation & Policy Center, 901 K Street, 11th Floor, Washington, DC 20001
Register: Via Eventbrite here.
Follow: @SOTN | #SnowdenEffect

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