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SXSW 2017

When Should My Data Become the Government's Data?

There is more data available in the world now than at any time in history. While this data facilitates almost all human interaction, it is also useful to governments and law enforcement entities, particularly in times of crisis. But how do our laws balance personal privacy with the necessity of government access to data for our security? And how are we updating these laws? This panel will discuss global issues surrounding government access to data and features Congressman Kevin Yoder, the author of the Email Privacy Act, Julia Reda, a Member of the European Parliament for the Pirate Party, and David Snead, General Counsel of cPanel and co-founder of the Internet Infrastructure Coalition.

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  1. There have been legislative efforts on both sides of the Atlantic to determine the line between privacy and security, how are debates playing out?
  2. Legislation dealing with government access to data is outdated but updating these laws only seems to be a priority in a crisis, how can we fix that?
  3. What should be the industry's role in helping protect privacy while also complying with lawful government requests for data?



Kevin Casey, Legislative Mgr, TwinLogic Strategies

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