As our data moves to the cloud, and as mobility defines our use of information technology, what are the implications for government investigations and for privacy?
Much of our personal lives can be uncovered though our communications and our movements. The government has legitimate needs for this information, such as when it may be evidence of a crime. Where do we strike the balance?
The US Department of Justice argues that you have no Constitutional privacy rights in data stored in the cloud, and they argue that they can track you every minute of the day through your cell phone without a warrant from a judge.
A major campaign is being developed to reform the laws in this area, and to bring our Fourth Amendment privacy rights into the digital age. Currently, much attention focuses on a 1986 law, the Electronic Communications Privacy Act or ECPA. What does ECPA say about privacy?
How does it affect startups? What is the current reform proposal? What will be the impact on law enforcement?
Wednesday, Nov. 7th
UC Hastings Law School
198 McAlister Street
San Francisco, CA
5:30-6:00pm - Happy hour
6:00-7:30 - Panel
7:30-8:00 - More refreshments
Prof. Aaron Rappaport of UC Hastings
Jim Dempsey, CDT VP for Public Policy
Richard Downing, US Department of Justice
Nicole Jones, Counsel, Google
Mary Catherine Wirth, Associate General Counsel, Adobe