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The 2014 Cato Institute Surveillance Conference

The 2014 Cato Institute Surveillance Conference

Friday, December 12, 2014
9:00 a.m. — 5:30 p.m.

Never in human history have people been more connected than they are today — nor have they been more thoroughly monitored But the growth of government surveillance is not restricted to spies: Ordinary law enforcement agencies increasingly employ sophisticated tracking technologies Is this a vital weapon against criminals and terrorists — or a threat to privacy and freedom? How should these tracking technologies be regulated? Can we reconcile the secrecy that spying demands with the transparency that democratic accountability requires? This Conference will explore these questions, guided by: top journalists and privacy advocates; lawyers and technologists; intelligence officials … and those who’ve been targets of surveillance.

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