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Privacy Office Speakers Series

The DHS Privacy Office is pleased to offer its current season of privacy speakers, July 2011 through April 2012. The featured topic this year is cybersecurity. We will host outside experts to talk about botnets, online identities, and virtual worlds.

The series is open to all federal workers (employees and contractors) and each session qualifies for IAPP’s Continuing Education credits.

Please join us as we welcome a series of outside experts for an informal, off-the-record discussion of contemporary privacy issues. Summaries of the sessions are listed below.

Registration is required as seating is limited. Please contact us via email: privacyspeakers@dhs.gov or call 703-235-0780.

Issues on the Edge: Nothing to Hide?

October 4, 2011

10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services
The Tomich Center
111 Massachusetts Ave, NW
Washington, DC 20001

“If you've got nothing to hide,” many people say, “you shouldn't worry about surveillance.” They argue that we must sacrifice privacy for security. In this talk, Professor Daniel J. Solove will argue that these arguments and many others are flawed. They are based on mistaken views about what it means to protect privacy and the costs and benefits of doing so.

Cybersecurity & Privacy: The federal government's cybersecurity program

January 11, 2012

10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
U.S. Citizen & Immigration Service
The Tomich Center
111 Massachusetts Ave, NW
Washington, DC 20001

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security will provide an overview of the operational cybersecurity program and system known as EINSTEIN/NCPS and the planned strategy for overall/future cybersecurity protections across the federal government.

Issues on the Edge: Virtual worlds, Privacy & The Panopticon

April 18, 2012

10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
U.S. Citizen & Immigration Service
The Tomich Center
111 Massachusetts Ave, NW
Washington, DC 20001

Modern technologies are making it possible to observe everyone, everywhere, all the time. Panelists will discuss the legal theory of the self-censorship response to total surveillance, the operational view of a virtual world, and the history of a real panopticon prison.

Please contact us via email: privacyspeakers@dhs.gov or call 703-235-0780.

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