But Washington DC is far from the only place that officials are making decisions that impact the privacy and free speech rights. State and local officials are jumping into the fray as well, passing laws or creating policies that have immediate impact without the spotlight that accompanies federal action.
In this workshop, the ACLU surveys several areas where state and local officials have recently been active, including warrantless location tracking, searches of student and employee devices and online accounts, automated license plate recognition, and DNA collection.
About Chris Conley, Technology and Civil Liberties Policy Attorney at the ACLU of Northern California:
Chris Conley’s mission is to ensure that emerging technology bolsters rather than erodes individual privacy and free speech rights. He takes a multidisciplinary approach to protecting civil liberties, from building apps and other tools that help users better understand and control the flow of their personal information to working on resources that help businesses build privacy and free speech protections into new products and services.
Prior to joining the ACLU of Northern California, Chris was a Fellow with the Berkman Center for Internet & Society at Harvard University, where he led research efforts on international Internet surveillance.
Mr. Conley is introduced by Candace Morgan, president of the board of directors for ACLU Oregon. He is followed by Becky Straus, the Legislative Director of ACLU Oregon. She discusses Oregon issues regarding privacy rights.
This workshop qualifies for 1.75 continuing legal education (CLE) credits (pending) in Oregon.