CDT @ RightsCon 2017

Written by Laura Blanco

This year, RightsCon is taking place in Brussels, and CDT is planning to be out in full force. RightsCon, which is organized by our friends at Access Now, is the can’t-miss event for the digital rights community, attracting top-level advocates, human rights experts, government officials, and leaders from the tech industry. The EU-based CDT team is pleased to welcome a number of our colleagues from Washington to town for this important event, 29-31 March 2017. Take a look at all the official events we’re a part of below.

We are also hosting a happy hour on Wednesday 28 March from 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM so our valued partners can meet with our DC crew. Please let us know if you’d like to join and we’ll send you the invite. Please note, this is not an official RightsCon event.

And finally, our Tech Talk podcast crew is coming out to get some insights from the brilliant people attending RightsCon – be sure to let us know if you’d be interested in being a guest by pinging our press team.

RightsCon Sessions

#266, Privacy Shield: A Zero in Hero’s Clothing?
Wednesday 29 March, 12 noon
With: Greg Nojeim (CDT), Florence Raynal (CNIL), Max Schrems, Paul Nemitz (European Commission), Fanny Hidvegi (ACCESS)

#341, Walking the cyber talk: Success in building a global, multistakeholder culture of cybersecurity?
Wednesday 29 March, 4-5 PM
With: Matthew Shears (CDT), Carmen Gonsalves, (Ministry of Foreign Affairs, The Netherlands),Eileen Donahoe (Stanford Center for International Security & Cooperation), Tatiana Tropina (Max Planck Institute for Foreign and International Criminal Law), Natasha Jackson (GSMA), Chinmayi Arun (Center for Communication Governance, NLU Delhi), Christopher Gow (Cisco), Gbenga Sesan (Paradigm Initiative Nigeria)

#250, Data Localisation: Human Rights and Economic Impacts
Thursday 30 March, 9 AM
With: Greg Nojeim (CDT), Steve Crown (Microsoft), Andrei Soldatov (Independent Journalist, Russia), Bertrand de la Chapelle, (Internet and Jurisdiction Project), Juan Carlos Lara, (Derechos Digitales), Joanna Kulesza (University of Lodz, Poland), Constance Bommelaer (ISOC), Jovan Kurbalija (Diplo Foundation)

#325, Coding with conscience: The role of ethics in programming
Thursday 30 March, 10.30-11.45 AM
With: Benjamin Dean (CDT), Natasha Duarte (CDT), Kurt Opsahl (EFF), Seda Gurses (Princeton), Moritz Bartl (Renewable Freedom Foundation), and Heather West (Mozilla)

#306, Can algorithms be human rights compliant?
Thursday 30 March, 2.30-3.45 PM
With: Natasha Duarte (CDT), Lorna McGregor (University of Essex Human Rights Centre), Ben Wagner (Centre for Internet and Human Rights), Bernard Shen (Microsoft), and Bruce Schneier

Breaking encryption: An increasingly heated by static debate with no end or resolution in sight. Where should/must it go next?   
Thursday 30 March, 2.40-3.45 PM
With: Jens Henrik-Jeppesen (CDT), Amie Stepanovich (Access Now), Bart Preneel (Department Electrical Engineering-ESAT, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven), and Vidushi Marda (Centre for Internet and Society)

#282, Trade secrets and algorithms as barriers to IP social justice
Thursday 30 March, 4-5 PM
With: Taylor Moore (CDT)

#331, Resolved: The US-UK cross border agreement is a boon to human rights worldwide
Thursday 30 March, 4-5 pm
With: Greg Nojeim (CDT), Christopher Mills (UK Home Office)

#288, Data plug-and-play: Advancing data portability under the GDPR and beyond
Friday 31 March, 2.30-3.45pm
With: Joe Jerome (CDT), Bojana Bellamy (Centre for information Policy Leadership), Barbara Engels (Cologne Institute for Economic Research), Greg Fair (Google), Raegan MacDonald (Mozilla), Gabe Maldoff (Bird & Bird LLP), Joe McNamee (EDRi), Javier Ruiz Diaz (Open Rights Group), Nick Wallace (Center for Data Innovation)

#269, TOS as Law: When governments rely on terms of service, what are your options?
Friday 31 March, 4-5 PM
With: Emma Llanso (CDT), Daphne Keller (Stanford Center for Internet and Society), Joris van Hoboken (Institute for Information Law, University of Amsterdam), and Kelly Kha Yeun Kim (OpenNet Korea)

#295, Digital Rights Under Donald Trump: Can Left and Right Join Forces?
Friday 31 March, 4 PM
With: Greg Nojeim (CDT), Kevin Bankston (New America’s Open Technology Institute), Cindy Cohn (EFF), Mieke Eoyang (National Security Program of Third Way), Erika Mann (Covington & Burling LLP), Rebecca MacKinnon (Ranking Digital Rights), Ashkhen Kazaryan (TechFreedom), Berin Szoka (TechFreedom)

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