Corporate Data and Human Rights
A Panel on Corporate Transparency and Accountability Around Internet Surveillance and Censorship
Sponsored by the UC Berkeley Human Rights Program, in partnership with Social Science Matrix, the Berkeley Center for Law & Technology, and the Center for Technology, Society & Policy at the UC Berkeley School of Information.
How can Internet companies be more transparent and accountable in how they monitor and censor online behavior? What (and whose) rights are threatened when companies disclose customer data in response to government demands or when they block online activity or take down content? What obligations do companies have to resist government demands, and what tools can advocates use to confront abuses?
This panel discussion on corporate transparency and accountability around Internet surveillance and censorship will be moderated by Leslie Harris, president of the Harris Strategy Group, pecturer at the UC Berkeley School of Information, and a founder of the Global Network Initiative.
Rebecca MacKinnon, Project Director of Ranking Digital Rights at New America
Bennett Freeman, Chair of the Advisory Board of Global Witness and former Deputy Assistant of State for Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor
Bill Marczak, Computer Science Ph.D. student at UC Berkeley; Research Fellow at Citizen Lab (University of Toronto)
Nicole Ozer, Technology & Civil Liberties Policy Director at the ACLU of California
Jim Dempsey, Executive Director of the Berkeley Center for Law & Technology at Berkeley Law
The panel is open to the public and will include time for audience questions and discussion. A reception with refreshments will follow the event. For more information, please contact Lynsay Skiba at firstname.lastname@example.org.