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DATE: TUESDAY, JUNE 16, 2020
TIME: 3:00PM – 4:00PM EST
Join the conversation on Twitter using the hashtag #DigitalPrivacyNow
Join Hispanic Technology & Telecommunications Partnership (HTTP) and the National Action Network for a conversation about state sanctioned digital surveillance during a time of national protest.
The right to join with fellow citizens in protest or peaceful assembly in public forums is critical to a functioning democracy and at the core of the First Amendment. From the Civil Rights Movement, to Stonewall, the Women’s March, and now to the recent nationwide protest against police brutality and systemic racism; public protests have catalyzed transformational cultural and political change in the United Stats and continues to be an effective way of petitioning the government for a redress of grievances.
Unfortunately, law enforcement officials sometimes violate this right through means intended to thwart free public expression, most recently through the deployment of sophisticated surveillance tools that include wireless interception, license plate scanners and facial recognition which encroaches on a citizens ability to protest anonymously. As law enforcement agencies continue to compile and request protest footage and images, and are casting a wider surveillance net civil rights advocates are raising questions about digital privacy and advocating for the establishment of a federal standard to protect a person’s right against warrantless and unreasonable searches, seizures, and the constant eye of the emerging surveillance state.
- Alejandro Roark, Executive Director, HTTP
- Ebonie Riley, DC Bureau Chief of National Action Network’s Washington, DC Bureau
- Mana Azarmi, Policy Counsel with CDT’s Freedom, Security and Technology Project
- Carlos Gutierrez Deputy Director & General Counsel, LGBT Tech
- David J. Johns, Executive Director, National Black Justice League
- K.J. Bagchi, Senior Policy Counsel, Open Technology Institute
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