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The 25th Annual Computers, Freedom, and Privacy Conference

Recorded Webcasts

Follow the links below to view the recorded panels from each of the three breakout rooms.

Grand Ballroom/Magnolia

Walnut Breakout Room

Chestnut Breakout Room (Note: panels in Chestnut were not recorded on Oct. 13).

The Internet Exposed: Encryption, Backdoors and Privacy – and the Quest to Maintain Trust


We are pleased to announce that the 25th annual Computers, Freedom, and Privacy 2015 will be held on Tuesday, October 13th and Wednesday, October 14th. The main program will begin the morning of Tuesday, October 13, and continue through late-afternoon on Wednesday, October 14. Register for CFP 2015 here. The tentative conference schedule can be found here.


The conference will take place just outside Washington, DC at the Hilton Alexandria Mark Center in Alexandria, Virginia. If you are interested in booking a hotel room at a special group rate, please email Maria at to learn more.


Keynote Speakers

We are pleased to announce the following keynotes for CFP 2015:

  • Edward Snowden and Mike German will open the conference with a historical comparison of surveillance programs and their impact on civil liberties, from COINTELPRO to the Snowden revelations.
  • Malkia Cyril, Executive Director of the Center for Media Justice, will discuss the history of surveillance of people of color in America as well as her work with Black Lives Matter and the "new era of civil action."
  • Jon Gosier, an inventor, data-scientist, and serial tech entrepreneur, will discuss "trickle down techonomics," the unintended consequences of technology in the face of a digital divide, and how increased attention to “outcome design” can help address this issue and spread global wealth.
  • Will Potter, investigative journalist and TED senior fellow, will discuss government surveillance of activists, particularly in environmentalist movements, and the chilling effect these practices have on our First Amendment rights.

2015 Theme

The Computers, Freedom, and Privacy Conference is the premier event examining the intersection of policy, technology, and action. The 25th anniversary CFP 2015 will feature events bringing together technologists, policy experts, and activists in forums designed to engage the public and policymakers in discussions about the information society and the future of technology, innovation, and freedom.

CFP 2015 will focus on the growing tensions between, on the one hand, maturing information technology and its benefit to innovation and free speech online and, on the other, the threat that technology poses in areas as diverse as consumer privacy, racially biased policing, political dissent worldwide and, indeed, to the teeming marketplace of digital speech and association enabled by that very technology.