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SXSW 2019

Beyond the Surveillance Business Model: Why & How

It’s time to talk about the future – how technology developers and companies can successfully move beyond the surveillance business model.

Trump, Cambridge Analytica and the growing scope of cybersecurity crises have been a wake-up call to the public, tech employees, and investors about the high price of the collect-it-all business model and the grave impact it can have on society. New comprehensive European and California privacy law have changed the landscape and the risk for surveillance business models.

Get the inside track from Silicon Valley journalist and author Brad Stone, Duck Duck Go Founder and CEO Gabriel Weinberg, EFF’s Executive Director Cindy Cohn, and the ACLU’s Nicole Ozer on why and how to build a successful business model beyond surveillance.

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  1. Big picture business impact of heightened public, employee, investor, and lawmaker focus on the risks of data collection business models.
  2. Practical guidance from successful Founder and CEO and other business case studies on why and how to move beyond a surveillance business model.
  3. Understanding the immediate and longer-term impact of new European and California privacy law on data collection business models.



Nicole Ozer, Technology & Civil Liberties Director, ACLU of California

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  • Event: SXSW
  • Format: Panel
  • Track: Entrepreneurship & Startups
  • Track 2
  • Level: Intermediate
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