Surveillance: Defense, Offense, and Why Nothing Less than Democracy is at Stake

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    • Thursday February 23, 2017
      11:00 am - 12:30 pm
  • Location: Room 102, Hall Building
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Summary Sentence: The Electronic Frontier Foundation's Shahid Buttar will discuss the state of technological surveillance and the threat to constitutionally protected rights.

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The Electronic Frontier Foundation's Shahid Buttar will discuss the state of technological surveillance and the threat to constitutionally protected rights.

Abstract:
The incoming administration has inherited the most expansive and omniscient surveillance tools ever developed by humankind. We'll explore how street level surveillance extends the telephone and Internet dragnet revealed by whistleblower Edward Snowden to threaten not only your privacy, but also our democracy. We'll discuss the history of the deep state, the emergence of mass surveillance, its bipartisan entrenchment, and also how concerned students can breathe new life into constitutional rights withering under an assault by the combined forces of government and technology.

About Shahid Buttar:
Shahid leads EFF's grassroots and student outreach efforts. He's a constitutional lawyer focused on the intersection of community organizing and policy reform as a lever to shift legal norms, with roots in communities across the country resisting mass surveillance.

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School of Public Policy, General, Ivan Allen College of Liberal Arts

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Faculty/Staff, Public, Undergraduate students, Graduate students
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  • Created By: Ryan McDonnell
  • Workflow Status: Published
  • Created On: Feb 17, 2017 - 7:48pm
  • Last Updated: Apr 13, 2017 - 5:12pm