NSA Surveillance: What We Know; What to Do About It – Wednesday Cato Conference

Eric Garris, October 08, 2013

The Cato Institute will hold a conference on NSA Surveillance tomorrow (Wednesday, 10/9). Registration is still available, send an email to events@cato.org. The conference runs from 10am to 4:30pm (Eastern time). The schedule and other details are posted here.

The conference will be streamed live.

Keynote speakers: Senator Ron Wyden (D-OR), member of the Senate’s Select Committee on Intelligence; Rep. Justin Amash (R-MI); Rep. F. James Sensenbrenner (R-WI). Panelists include: Siobhan Gorman, Wall Street Journal; Spencer Ackerman, The Guardian; Barton Gellman, Washington Post; Charlie Savage, New York Times; Jameel Jaffer, ACLU; Laura Donohue, Georgetown University Law Center; David Lieber, Google; Jim Burrows, Silent Circle; Bruce Schneier, Security Expert; Jim Harper, Director of Information Policy Studies, Cato Institute; and Julian Sanchez, Research Fellow, Cato Institute.




3 Responses to “NSA Surveillance: What We Know; What to Do About It – Wednesday Cato Conference”

  1. Cato used to be a four letter word at A-W. Glad to see liberty minded organizations joining force to fight the real enemy

  2. CHICAGO SURVEILLANCE CONFERENCE 19 OCTOBER 2013: open to public, no registration, no charge
    http://www.ccdbr.org/ Chicago Committee to Defend the Bill of Rights
    PRESENTS

    NO PLACE TO HIDE: THE SURVEILLANCE STATE AND ITS THREAT TO THE BILL OF RIGHTS
    SATURDAY 19 OCTOBER 2013, 1:30 – 4:30 PM, NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY LAW SCHOOL

    375 E. Chicago Ave.., Room 140 RB

    ADMISSION FREE, DONATIONS REQUESTED

    CONFIRMED PARTICIPANTS:

    KADE CROCKFORD, Massachusetts ACLU: intersection among federal, state and local surveillance operations, including Fusion Centers

    THOMAS DRAKE , NSA whistleblower (Skype connection)

    MIKE GERMAN, Former special agent of the FBI, now with ACLU national office, Washington, D.C.: traditional and high-tech surveillance practices

    KEVIN GOSZTOLA, Firedoglake.com blogger (covered Chelsea Manning trial) and contributor to Nation magazine: surveillance whistleblowers and the threat to journalistic freedom, and recent NSA revelations

    RESTORE THE FOURTH, national movement to protect privacy: organizing to resist surveillance excesses

    ADAM SCHWARTZ, Illinois ACLU: visual/camera surveillance in Chicago

    AMIE STEPANOVICH, Electronic Privacy Information Center (EPIC), Washington, D.C.: drone surveillance and related issues

    Parking garage at 321 E. Erie St. has made 15 discounted spaces available for us at $5 price, far below the normal charge. Please notify Bob Clarke if you want one of these spaces. Those not reserved will be handed out on first-come, first-served basis at the conference.

    Excellent public-transport connections will be on our web site.

    Additional participants and topics may be announced later.

    Conference may be live-streamed.

    More information: http://www.ccdbr.org or contact Bob Clarke, shango1@aol.com, tel. 773.281.5164

  3. Thank you.