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At SXSW? Come Meet the ACLU's dotRights Digital Privacy Team!

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March 9, 2012

The ACLU’s dotRights digital privacy team is in Austin, Texas, for South by Southwest! We’ve just unveiled our new logo (above) for the occasion; leave a comment or tweet to @dotRights to let us know what you think!

If you’re in town for SXSW, stop by our booth at the Trade Show (stand 423) to meet the dotRights team and talk privacy and technology. Visit for an overview of all our SXSW goings-on. And be sure to catch the panels and events below, which will feature the ACLU’s digital privacy experts:

Privacy Bootcamp – Saturday, March 10 at 9:30 a.m. (#sxsw #Bootcamp), followed by a book signing of Privacy & Free Speech: It’s Good for Business at the SXSW bookstore at 11:00 a.m. Get the inside track on why and how to avoid privacy mistakes that have landed other companies in hot water and make early decisions that are good for customers and the bottom line. Featuring: Nicole Ozer, Technology & Civil Liberties Policy Director, ACLU of Northern California (@nicoleozer); Elinor Mills, Senior Writer, CNET/CBS Interactive; Ki-Mae Heussner, Staff Writer, Adweek; and Raman Khanna, Partner, ONSET Ventures.

Big Data: Privacy Threat or Business Model? — Sunday, March 11 at 5:00 p.m. (#sxsw #cnet). This session sponsored by CNET and CBS Interactive will explore how we can protect ourselves, without overreacting, in the age of data abundance. Can we trust in the market to deliver the appropriate controls and user education, or do we need regulatory intervention? Featuring: Jay Stanley, Senior Policy Analyst, ACLU Speech, Privacy and Technology Project (@jaycstanley); Ashkan Soltani, Independent researcher & consultant focused on privacy, security, & behavioral economics; Declan McCullagh, Chief Political Correspondent, CNET/CBS Interactive; Molly Wood, Executive Editor, CBS Interactive; and Will DeVries, Privacy Counsel, Google Inc.

Mobile Privacy: Developer Kits and Tips – Tuesday, March 12 at 12:30 p.m. (#sxsw #privacy2go). Don’t miss this hands-on workshop with mobile developers walking you through the tools and skills you need to build the next killer mobile app while protecting user privacy and avoiding the media firestorms and government investigations that can kill a fledgling product. Featuring: Chris Conley, Technology and Civil Liberties Attorney, ACLU of Northern California (@manconley); Kevin Mahaffey, CTO, Lookout Mobile Security, Tim Vetter, Head of Mobile Engineering, Foursquare; Nick Doty, UC Berkeley School of Information; and Tara Whalen, Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada.

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