2,579Oct 25, 2013
National Security Agency Internet Surveillance
Privacy and surveillance experts talked about the National Security Agency’s (NSA) surveillance program and how the NSA complies with individual privacy protection laws. They focused on ...
543Apr 2, 2013
Government Surveillance of Air Travelers
Panelists talked about their opposition to Transportation Security Administration (TSA) air passenger security measures. They focused primarily on body scanning machines and enhanced ...
273Oct 1, 2012
Openness and Transparency in the 112th Congress
Panelists discussed the openness and transparency of the political process in the 112th Congress. They focused on efforts to build more open and transparent means to find and analyze online ...
313Sep 18, 2012
Supreme Court Term Review, Criminal Law
Legal analysts and experts reviewed the 2011-12 Supreme Court term, and previewed its upcoming term. They focused on three cases, the Arizona immigration law, the FCC v. Fox Television ...
311Sep 30, 2011
Participants talked about aviation security, arguing that federalized aviation security had proven costly, reactive, and an intrusive failure. They said restoring security responsibility to ...
164Jan 6, 2011
Airport Security Procedures
Panelists spoke about airport security procedures and potential reforms to improve travelers privacy rights at security checkpoints. Panelists generally agreed that the Transportation Security ...
225Jul 27, 2010
Consumer Online Privacy, Panel 2
Telecommunications leaders from Facebook, Apple, Google, and AT&T, and academics spoke about industry practices in regard to online data collection and usage, and consumer rights.
385Mar 19, 2010
Obama Administration Transparency
Panelists talked about Obama administration’s efforts to put more transparency into government. The administration has required each agency develop an open government plan and post open ...
331Jan 13, 2010
Obama Administration Counterterrorism Policy
Panelists talked about the first year of the Obama administration’s counterterrorism policies. Topics included the attempted Christmas Day bombing of Northwest Flight 253. Following their ...
477Dec 7, 2009
Retaining Customer Data
The Federal Trade Commission held a forum on technology, consumer privacy and the benefits and the risks associated with information sharing. Panelists included people from business, academia, ...
117Jun 2, 2009
Security, Privacy, and Technology
Panel two of the Computers, Freedom, and Privacy Conference addressed security and privacy in relation to developing technologies. Topics included cyberterrorism, the motivations of terrorists, ...
42May 8, 2007
Personal Identification Documentation
Witnesses testified for and against the 2005 REAL ID Act and whether it will achieve homeland security. Enforcement of the Act has been postponed until 2009. Topics included the examination of ...
52Mar 26, 2007
Federal Personal Identification
Witnesses testified on efforts to establish minimum standards for state-issued drivers' licenses and identification cards in compliance with the REAL ID Act of 2005.
112Jan 10, 2007
Government Data Mining
The Senate Judiciary Committee held a hearing on “Balancing Privacy and Security: The Privacy Implications of Government Data Mining Programs.” Witnesses testified about ...
21Dec 19, 2006
Passenger Screening and Privacy
Stewart Baker talked about privacy issues with terrorist screening and the Department of Homeland Security Automated Targeting System and Passenger Name Record initiatives. He and other ...
65Dec 13, 2006
Book Discussion on Overblown
John Mueller talked about his book, Overblown: How Politicians and the Terrorism Industry Inflate National Security Threats, and Why We Believe Them, published by The Free Press. He ...
20Nov 21, 2006
Western Hemisphere Travel Initiative, Panel 1
The panel talked about the role of technology in securing the U.S. borders. Topics included electronic identification, the privacy risk, and the methods in which people avoid legal entry into ...
60Oct 5, 2006
Mandatory Data Retention Legislation
Members of the Congressional Internet Caucus Advisory Committee spoke about proposed legislation to protect children online by requiring web sites and Internet service providers to retain records of ...
66Feb 20, 2006
Presidential Authority and NSA Surveillance
The panelists discussed the recent controversy surrounding the Bush administration’s surveillance by the National Security Agency without warrants. Topics included the legality of the ...
16Nov 5, 2004
Use of Spyware
Participants talked to reporters about government efforts to restrict or eliminate the practice of using “spyware” to track, download, and distribute private information from Internet ...