Privacy and Security in the Digital Age

Christopher Soghoian, ACLU

Data is being generated, stored, and utilized in new ways. How should individuals and organizations alike manage the implications of near total transparency?

Christopher Soghoian, Principal Technologist, ACLU

Christopher Soghoian is a privacy researcher and activist, working at the intersection of technology, law, and policy. He is a principal technologist at the American Civil Liberties Union and a visiting fellow at Yale Law School's Information Society Project. He was previously the first-ever in-house technologist at the Federal Trade Commission, where he worked on investigations of Facebook and Twitter. He also co-created the "Do Not Track" privacy mechanism embraced by the major Web browsers. Soghoian received a PhD from Indiana University in 2012, where his research examined the role of third-party communications service providers in facilitating law-enforcement surveillance.

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