ACLU to Participate in Privacy Day

May 17, 2007 12:00 am

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Washington, DC – The American Civil Liberties Union will be participating in Privacy Day, an all-day event to take place during Washington Whistleblower Week. Privacy Day, Friday, May 18th, will be comprised of two panels on surveillance and a keynote address by Congressman Jerrold Nadler (D-NY). Privacy Day’s first panel, arranged by the Electronic Privacy Information Center (EPIC), will focus on expectations of privacy in the workplace; the second will debate on the growing trend of a surveillance society.

WHAT: Washington Whistleblower Week’s Privacy Day

WHO: Panel I – Workplace Privacy: What All Employees Need to Know

Lillie Coney, Associate Director, EPIC
Hadiza Wada, whistleblower on Voice of America workplace surveillance
Lewis Maltby, National Workrights Institute

Keynote Address – Congressman Jerrold Nadler (D-NY) (speaking at 10:30am)

Panel II – Privacy and Datamining: Blowing the Whistle On A Surveillance Society

Mike German, ACLU Policy Counsel and Former FBI Special Agent
Jay Stanley, Public Education Director, ACLU Technology and Liberty Program
Joe and Susan Trento, Journalists, Authors of Unsafe At Any Altitude

WHEN: Friday, May 18th at 9:30am – 12:30pm

WHERE: 441 Cannon House Office Building, Washington, DC

Working closely with EPIC and other groups, the ACLU has been at the forefront of reining in a growing surveillance in the public square. The topics discussed will be as varied as employees’ rights, the Transportation Aviation Association’s No-Fly List, and law enforcement fusion centers.

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