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Thursday, March 31 • 5:15pm - 6:15pm
How California Is Fighting Back Against Cybersurveillance'.

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This panel discussion will feature three Bay Area­-based activists and one Bay Area policy maker who have been leaders in creating and implementing strategies to intervene on digital security and surveillance issues locally, including municipal, county, and state­wide work. Underlying their collaborations have been three basic frames about the surveillance state and its impact on Californians at the intersection of the Internet and human rights: a) threats to privacy and constitutional abuses (Oakland Privacy), b) threats to freedom of expression and the right of dissent (Media Alliance) and c) safety from profiling and on­line hate (CAIR). After exploring these dimensions of the problem, the panel will outline local successes and future challenges to come.

The session will focus on pathways to participation in California activism along the issue frames and methodologies that most appeal to individual participants and on models for policy, legislation and grassroots organizing that can be transported back from the conference to home states and countries and modified to meet local conditions.

This panel is envisioned as a conference session with brief presentations by the three panelists and then a robust question and answer discussion period with the audience. The panel will be moderated by Bay Area Restore The Fourth coordinator Zaki Manian.

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Brian Hofer

Oakland Privacy Working Group
Member, Oakland Privacy Working Group. Chair, Oakland Ad Hoc Privacy Committee. Panelist at California DOJ "Protecting Our Communities, Respecting Our Liberties"; Berkeley Law School "Body Cameras & Police Accountability"; Library Freedom Project "Street-level surveillance and how it threatens our communities".

Thursday March 31, 2016 5:15pm - 6:15pm
The Lab

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