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Now that We Know: Law, Technology, Journalism, and Policy after Snowden

Saturday, May 2, 2015
12:30 pm


Friend Center Convocation Room
35 Olden Street
Princeton, 08544 United States
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This conference will be videotaped and livestreamed. Hashtag: #nowthatweknow

Co-sponsored by the Center for Information Technology Policy (CITP), the Program in Law and Public Affairs (LAPA) and the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs (WWS). Free and open to the public.

As part of the ongoing conversation at Princeton University about privacy and security, CITP, LAPA and WWS are holding a conference to discuss the impacts of the Snowden disclosures on technology, law, journalism and policy. The event brings together experts in computer science, journalism and law from government, the private sector and the academy to provide a comprehensive view of the current state of affairs and to offer a diverse set of perspectives on where we should go from here. The day’s events will explore how to ensure simultaneous protection of national security and other important values, including personal privacy, the right of citizens to know what their government is doing and security of the internet itself. By cutting across disciplines and incorporating a wide range of viewpoints, we hope to generate policy proposals to address the issues raised by both Snowden’s actions and the information he revealed.

These events add to others we have organized at Princeton this academic year that have touched upon national security and civil liberties, including “Challenges and Opportunities in an Interconnected World: A Conversation with Admiral Michael Rogers, USN“; the public talk on “Privacy and National Security” by George Ellard, inspector general of the NSA; and the ACLU Conference: Civil Liberties in Times of War. The Snowden conference provides a venue for interdisciplinary discussion on cybersecurity, surveillance, national security, investigative journalism, and individual rights.


12:30 pm – 1:45 pm: Determining the Role of Technology

Lead Speaker:
Matthew Green, Johns Hopkins University

Ross Anderson, University of Cambridge
Jonathan Mayer, Stanford University

Joseph Bonneau, Stanford University and the Electronic Frontier Foundation

2:00 pm – 4:00 pm: Protecting Privacy and Security

Lead Speaker:
The Honorable Patricia Wald, Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board and former Chief Judge of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit

Richard Salgado, Google
Kim Lane Scheppele, Princeton University
Ben Wizner, American Civil Liberties Union

Jonathan Hafetz, Seton Hall University and Princeton University

4:15 pm – 5:30 pm: Reporting National Security Secrets

Lead Speaker:
Barton Gellman, The Century Foundation, Princeton University, and The Washington Post

Karen Kaiser, Associated Press
Matthew Olsen, Harvard University, former Director of the National Counterterrorism Center, and former General Counsel for the National Security Agency

Kim Lane Scheppele, Princeton University

Media inquiries should be directed to Elisabeth Donahue, , 609-258-5988.