Program Descriptions

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Plenary: Bridging the Divide: US and EU Perspectives on Privacy

The question of differing approaches to privacy law comes to the fore with newly proposed changes to EU privacy law. This panel will examine the varying interests at stake and the possible impact on the US approach to privacy policy.

Moderator: Susan Grant

Panelists: Marco Mass, Barry Steinhardt, Anna Fielder, Achim Klabunde, and Christopher Wolf

Streaming: Day 1/Room A 00:39:50

Intellectual Property v. Personal Property: Owning Digital Media and the First Sale Doctrine

This panel will cover a brief history of the first sale doctrine and its effects on reconciling the concepts of personal property and intellectual property. It will also examine the current state of the law and avenues for future progress.

Moderator: Sherwin Siy

Panelists: Keith Kupferschmid, Aaron Perzanowski, and Nancy Sims

Streaming: Day 1/Room B 03:00:00 - 01:30:00


In light of recent revelations of extensive government surveillance of Americans' communications and internet activity, this panel will focus on PRISM, the top-secret system at the National Security Agency that collects emails, documents, photos and other material for agents to review.

Moderator: Wendy Grossman

Panelists: Timothy Edgar, Mike German, and Ashkan Soltani

Streaming: Day 1/Room A 2:10:00 - 3:41:00

New Technologies for Protecting Privacy

Several companies will give a brief presentation of their products followed by an opportunity for questions from participants on usage and privacy implications.

Moderator: Cliff Boyle

Panelists: Steve Greenberg, Bob McGill, and Hans-Christoph Steiner

Location Tracking

This panel will address the increasing use of mobile location tracking techniques by law enforcement by providing an overview of location tracking technologies, the current state of Fourth Amendment law after United States v. Jones, compliance by service providers, and what policy changes might be necessary or desirable in the wake of Jones and as the technology advances. Mobile devices are ubiquitous in the United States, and they generate a constant stream of location information that is routinely logged by phone companies

Moderator: Alan Butler

Panelists: Allie Bohm, J. Beckwith Burr, David Gray, and Christopher Soghoian

Streaming: Day 1/Room A 5:11:00 - 06:45:00

Domain Seizures and Online Free Expression

This panel brings together law enforcement, policymakers, and advocates from both sides of the controversial issue of domain seizures to debate the impact and implications of this practice as an approach to law enforcement online.

Moderator: Andrew McDiarmid

Panelists: Andrew Bridges, Terry Hart, Chris Israel and Sherwin Siy

Streaming: Day 1/Room B 02:58:00 - 04:34:30

Twitter Activism: What the Success of #PrivChat Can Teach You

This interactive workshop will explore the origins of #PrivChat and discuss the unique qualities that make it succeed, as well as how the lessons of #PrivChat can be applied to other topics and projects.

Panelists: Shaun Dakin and Amie Stepanovich


As the U.S. implements its cyber security policy, many questions remain. This panel will consider both technological issues and pending legislation on cyber policy, and the role of the private sector.

Moderator: Elisabeth Greene

Panelists: Jeff Greene, Herb Lin, and Michelle Richardson

Streaming: Day 1/Room A 06:59:00 - 08:05:00

Medical Privacy in the Digital Age

Join a discussion on the critical importance of patient IDs and Record Locator Services in determining whether patients will be able to selectively control and share sensitive personal health data.

Moderator: Deborah Peel

Panelists: Lillie Coney, Adrian Gropper, and Deven McGraw

Streaming: Day 1/Room B 04:49:30 - 06:08:30

Plenary: ECPA Reform in 113th Congress

This plenary will feature Representatives Jason Chaffetz and Zoe Lofgren, and will focus on the various ECPA reform bills that have been, or are anticipated to be, introduced in the 113th Congress, including the specific details, merits or shortcomings, and chances for passage of each proposal.

Streaming: Day 2/Room A 00:00:00 - 00:34:15

Homegrown Drones

This panel will explore the uses of model drones and the legal frameworks that guide their use in the United States, discussing the future evolution of technological capabilities.

Panelists: Matthew Lippincott, Timothy Reuter, and Amie Stepanovich

Streaming: Day 2/Room A 01:52:00 - 03:11:00

How far can the FTC go to Protect Consumer Privacy

This workshop will explore the guidance the FTC has given to decipher how it interprets the extent to which Section 5 of the FTC Act (prohibiting “deceptive” and “unfair” business practices) protects consumer privacy. It will also examine how the law may be used in the future to confront evolving (and expanding) collection and use of personal data.

Panelist: Christopher Wolf

Streaming: Day 2/Room B 00:00:00 - 01:10:15

Tor: Online Anonymity, Privacy, and Security

Learn how to use Tor, a tool that allows users all over the world to browse the Internet anonymously and securely. The workshop will also include an introduction to online anonymity and what it means for freedom of expression.

Panelist: Runa A. Sandvik

Effective Self-Regulation: Building a Framework that Works

This panel will discuss the self-regulation framework’s advantages and shortcomings, and what industry, government, and consumers might expect from a functional regulatory framework.

Moderator: Marc Groman

Panelists: Pam Dixon, Angelique M. Okeke, and Anthony Prestia

Streaming: Day 2/Room A 03:19:00 - 04:23:00

Copyright Protection

This panel will feature an in-depth discussion of copyright reform: the current system, legislative proposals, and what the ideal structure would look like.

Moderator: Alex Byers

Panelists: Jessica Litman and Ben Sheffner

Streaming: Day 2/Room B 01:26:00 - 02:42:00

Cellular Convergence: Surveillance and Solutions

Cellular technology has always been a surveillance technology, but cellular convergence – the tendency for all forms of communication to converge onto the cellular handset – has dramatically increased the threat. This tutorial explores that threat, and then considers possible solutions.

Panelist: Stephen Wicker

Lunch Plenary: Whither the NSA Warrantless Internet Surveillance Program

Leading protagonists in the NSA’s warrantless internet surveillance debate will discuss the program’s current status in light of recent court decisions, focusing on the program’s legal basis and ongoing policy implications.

Moderator: Andrew Clement

Panelists: Alex Abdo, James Bamford, William E. Binney, and Thomas Drake

Streaming: Day 2/Room A 04:58:30 - 06:33:00

Bitcoin and Beyond: Financial Privacy and Censorship

This panel will discuss the present and future of currencies in a digital age and prospect of striking a balance between the ability to circumvent financial requirements and government interest in regulation.

Moderator: J. Bradley Jansen

Panelists: Patrick Murck, Will Voorhees, and Carol R. Van Cleef

Streaming: Day 2/Room A 06:50:00 - 08:06:00

Digital Estates

Today, in addition to leaving behind physical estates and assets, many individuals when they die leave behind extensive “digital estates” such as social media, photographs, and e-mail. Some believe survivors should have access to these materials after someone dies, while others think that respect for privacy dictates otherwise. This panel will explore different perspectives on this difficult issue.

Moderator: Jay Stanley

Panelists: Naomi Cahn, Jim Haplert, and Ginger McCall

Streaming: Day 2/Room B 04:59:00 - 06:09:00