This session will bring together government agents and in-house counsel, who often must call upon one another to investigate and stop cyber threats from hackers, terrorist organizations and violent extremist groups. What issues arise when digital companies seek the aid of government in response to hacking and other online threats, including those from state actors like Russia and North Korea? How should platforms respond to government requests for cooperation in stopping terrorists from recruiting and spreading propaganda, while maintaining principles of free speech, transparency, and privacy? Where should digital companies draw the line on permitting intrusive surveillance and data requests? Our panel will explore the state of the relationship between tech and government and attempt to find common ground.
Samir Jain, Former Senior Director for Cybersecurity Policy, National Security Council (Moderator)
Shawn M. Bradstreet, Resident Agent in Charge, U.S. Secret Service
Catherine Crump, Acting Director, Samuelson Law, Technology & Public Policy Clinic, UC Berkeley School of Law
Nicole Jones, Associate General Counsel – Global Law Enforcement and Safety, Google Inc.
M.K. Palmore, Assistant Special Agent-In-Charge, FBI San Francisco – Cyber Branch
While the legal battle between Apple and the FBI created a firestorm of controversy, this session will aim to take our audience beyond the sensational headlines and political rhetoric, and delve into the technology, legal issues and public policy concerns at stake. The discussion among these distinguished panelists will be geared to educate conference attendees, and the public, on the tension between privacy and law enforcement that has resulted from the advancement of encryption and security technology.
Sarah Jeong, Contributing Editor, Motherboard (Moderator)
Theodore J. Boutrous, Jr., Partner, Gibson Dunn & Crutcher LLP
Hon. Eileen M. Decker, U.S. Attorney for the Central Dist. of California
Jim Dempsey, Executive Director, Berkeley Center for Law & Technology
Daniel Kahn Gillmor, Senior Staff Technologist, ACLU
Hon. Stephen G. Larson, Partner, Larson O’Brien LLP
As information increasingly moves to the cloud, as systems become ever more interconnected, and as remote access to data becomes the norm, issues concerning digital privacy and data security have come to the fore. The aggregation and sharing of information in digital environments have led to significant innovations and improvements in commerce, services, and other aspects of our lives. Yet reports of cyberattacks, snooping, and misuse of information can seem almost commonplace, and consumers, citizens, and businesses alike have become more concerned and engaged. Our top-flight panel of practitioners will explore an array of timely topics, such as new government regulation in the area of privacy and security; the role of government investigations and enforcement actions and private class action litigation in remedying unlawful conduct; and shaping future behavior, and steps that companies should be taking now to reduce and address potential cybersecurity and liability risks.
Panelists: Matthew D. Brown, Partner, Cooley (Moderator); Blake Lawit, Vice President, Legal, LinkedIn; Nicole Ozer, Tech Policy Director, ACLU of Northern California; Ben Richman, Partner, Edelson P.C.; Rosemarie Ring, Partner, Munger Tolles & Olson