Security Enforcement to be Discussed at “Enforcing Privacy Rights” Panel

Contact: Erin Campbell, Communications Dept., 510-643-8010,

What: “Enforcing Privacy Rights” will bring together leading policy experts, practitioners, scholars and government officials to focus on questions related to privacy enforcement and discuss how to better shape future legislation and remedies. The panel discussions will address past, present and future policies; public expectations; and the effectiveness of current solutions.

“In the face of very real threats of terrorism, Americans remain deeply skeptical of the promised but seldom realized trade-off between privacy and security. People know that too often they give up rights and get no better security in return,” says Jim Dempsey, deputy director of the Center for Democracy and Technology and a conference panelist. Dempsey will be joined at the conference by a variety of privacy experts including John Podesta, former chief of staff to President Clinton.

When: Friday, November 15, 8:30 a.m.-6:30 p.m.
Saturday, November 16, 9 a.m.-2 p.m.

Where: Hyatt Regency, 5 Embarcadero Center, San Francisco.

Who: In addition to Jim Dempsey and John Podesta, the conference will feature a wide range of privacy experts.


NOTE: The conference is free for UC Berkeley Students and members of the press. Registration and fees are required for all others.