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October 15, 2019 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm
Please join the Stanford Center for Internet and Society (CIS) and Mozilla on the evening of October 15 in Washington, D.C., to discuss the present and future of legal protections for metadata following the Supreme Court's landmark Carpenter ruling.
Increasingly, we are incorporating into our daily lives devices and services that collect metadata: from our smartphones, to our web browsers, to an ever-expanding assortment of IoT-connected appliances, and even our cars. All of these generate metadata that is highly sensitive and revealing about us, even though it may not count as "content." In requiring a warrant for a week's worth of cell site location information, the Supreme Court's 2018 decision in Carpenter v. United States did not expressly encompass such other types of metadata. Yet they implicate the same sorts of inherent privacy risks, which suggests they are equally worthy of constitutional protection. Carpenter has been heralded as the most important Fourth Amendment opinion in years--but is it living up to its promise? This panel brings together a group of top Fourth Amendment experts to explore that question. CIS thanks the MacArthur Foundation for its support for the event.
Opening Remarks: 
Hon. Stephen Wm. Smith (ret.), Director of Fourth Amendment and Open Courts, Stanford CIS
Riana Pfefferkorn, Associate Director of Surveillance and Cybersecurity, Stanford CIS (moderator)
David Gray, Jacob A. France Professor of Law, University of Maryland Carey School of Law
Jumana Musa, Director, Fourth Amendment Center, National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
Paul Ohm, Professor of Law, Georgetown University Law Center
Paul Rosenzweig, Senior Fellow, National Security & Cybersecurity, R Street Institute
Marc Zwillinger, Founder and Managing Member, ZwillGen
Time: Tuesday, October 15, 2019, 5:30-7:30pm (registration opens at 4:45pm)
Location: New America Foundation, 740 15th St NW #900, Washington, DC 20005


740 15th St NW #900
Washington, DC


Are you planning a live streaming of the communications/debate? If so, how could I or anyone from outside of the US attend it? Should the interested person register in a plataform of something? Thanks!

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