Cybersecurity, encryption, and government surveillance are daily challenges for public officials, corporations, and lawyers. On October 16, the Roger Williams University School of Law will present Cybersecurity and Law Enforcement: The Cutting Edge, featuring U.S. senators Sheldon Whitehouse and Jack Reed, Representative Jim Langevin, the Federal Trade Commission’s Jessica Rich, Google’s David Lieber, data privacy lawyer Linn Foster Freedman and Assistant Attorneys General Leslie Caldwell (Criminal Division) and John Carlin (National Security Division). Key players in cyberlaw’s future, along with other experts from government, academia, and the private sector, will highlight the risks and propose solutions for these situations:

  • The massive hack at the federal Office of Personnel Management has exposed sensitive personal information of over 21 million public employees and others involved in security clearances;
  • Ongoing and escalating cyber intrusions resulting in daily data breaches of well-known companies such as Target and Anthem have worried consumers, angered regulators, and attracted the plaintiffs’ bar;
  • Litigation and enforcement actions and the interplay between private industry and the government in sharing information about cyber intrusions;
  • Edward Snowden’s disclosures about the National Security Agency have ignited a national debate about the balance between privacy and national security;
  • Apple and other firms have embraced end-to-end encryption to keep data secure, triggering law enforcement concerns about “going dark” in the battle against cybercriminals.

Check the symposium website for agenda and registration details.