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Thursday, March 31 • 9:00am - 10:15am
Preserving Free Speech: A Practical Privacy Approach

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How do you protect privacy while also safeguarding free speech? Our panel of privacy, security, and policy experts will discuss what individuals and organizations can do to protect online speech and user anonymity. The panelists will share some practical ways that attendees can make a difference in this space, including: improving transparency; implementing speech-­enabling features in privacy policies; safeguarding against government surveillance; developing privacy tools and controls; fostering legislative advocacy campaigns; and providing legal support for users whose anonymity is threatened.

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Jill Bronfman

Jillisa (Jill) Bronfman, Director of the Privacy and Technology Project and Adjunct Professor of Law in Data Privacy, University of California Hastings College of the Law
Jill Bronfman, Director of the Privacy and Technology Project and Adjunct Professor of Law in Data Privacy at UC Hastings, was named one of the 50 Women Leaders in Tech Law in 2014. She was selected as a 2014-2016 USC Annenberg Alumni Ambassador and has blogged for Annenberg. Professor Bronfman was an Assistant General Counsel and Network Security and Privacy Subject Matter Expert for Verizon. At Verizon, she designed and... Read More →
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Jess Hemerly

Manager, Public Policy, Google
Jess covers transparency and accessibility, and leads work on Google’s Transparency Report and Take Action campaigns. Prior to joining Google, Jess worked as a researcher and editor at Palo Alto’s Institute for the Future, on the publishing side of several major publications including National Journal, and as a freelance music and culture critic. In 2009, Jess was nominated for a Webby award in the “Website: Weird” category for a blog she... Read More →
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Amy Keating

Senior Director, Legal, Twitter, Inc.
Amy Keating serves as Senior Director, Legal for Twitter, Inc. in San Francisco. Her organization oversees Twitter's domestic and international litigation issues, law enforcement related legal matters, and ediscovery. Amy joined Twitter in 2012 as its first Litigation Counsel. Her work since then has included managing Twitter's docket of active litigation matters (covering everything from CDA 230 issues and civil subpoena disputes to patent... Read More →
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Michelle Paulson

Legal Director, Wikimedia Foundation
Michelle Paulson serves as Legal Director at the Wikimedia Foundation, the nonprofit organization that hosts Wikipedia and other online collaborative projects in furtherance of its mission to disseminate free knowledge to a global community of users. Michelle has been with the Foundation since 2008, working on a variety of issues including community and content issues, contracts, intellectual property, international law, licensing, and policy... Read More →

Thursday March 31, 2016 9:00am - 10:15am
The Cottage

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