Events

Digital Switzerlands (Past Event)

November 15, 2018
Berkeley School of Information

U.S. technology companies are increasingly standing as competing power centers, challenging the primacy of governments. This power brings with it the capacity to bolster or undermine governmental authority, and also increasing public demands for the companies to protect users from governments. The companies’ power raises serious questions about how to understand their role, including suggestions that they are public utilities, information fiduciaries, surveillance intermediaries, or speech governors.

Stanford Internet and Society Lab - Secret Dockets, Secret Searches

November 27, 2018
Stanford Law School

RSVP is required this free event. 

What is the most secret docket in America? (Hint: it's not the FISA Court.) Have your cell phone records and email accounts been searched by law enforcement, and how would you know if they did? Come discuss the troubling answers to these questions with retired federal judge Stephen Wm. Smith, now CIS Director, Fourth Amendment & Open Courts.

2018 NACDL Conference: Combatting the Surveillance State

November 29, 2018
University of California - Berkeley

Advanced technologies are revolutionizing how the government investigates, charges and prosecutes criminal cases—and defense attorneys must keep pace. Even small police departments can purchase powerful surveillance technologies, and internet companies collect vast troves of data on virtually everyone. This two-day CLE conference will discuss the government's use of technologically advanced investigative techniques in criminal cases, and the issues raised by those techniques under the Fourth Amendment and other federal law.

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