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April 24 - 25, 2014

It’s no secret – it’s almost impossible to have secrets anymore. Surveillance techniques from drones to NSA data mining to internet profiling threaten to lay bare the minutest details of our everyday lives. Paradoxically, the legal right to privacy has never been more robust even as its contours remain debatable.What balance should we strike between an individual right to privacy and national security concerns?  Between the ownership of personal information and economic innovation?

Join Martha Umphrey, professor of law, jurisprudence and social thought; Austin Sarat, William Nelson Cromwell Professor of Jurisprudence and Political Science; Nicole Ozer ’97, director of the Technology and Civil Liberties Project at the ACLU of Northern California, Marcy Wheeler '90, an independent journalist writing about national security and civil liberties; Laure Katsaros, professor of French and others for a closer look at what privacy means today.

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