Protection of personal data is very much in the news these days. While much of the current coverage concerns non-state actors, government agencies also want to access the troves of data that companies collect.
Government access to electronic information, whether through legal demands to companies to turn over information or the government’s own surveillance, affects how companies do business and customers’ trust in their products and services. With the EU and other countries adopting laws that reflect strong concerns about privacy and data protection, devices and products from US companies could be perceived as more exposed to government access.
This is a complicated issue for companies to navigate. To help understand current regulations and where government policy is heading, MassTLC is hosting a three-part series on government access. Led by Cameron Kerry, Senior Counsel at Sidley Austin in Boston and former General Counsel and Acting Secretary at the US Department of Commerce, each meeting will cover a different aspect of the issue:
What are the Rules for Government Access? – April 3, 2018, 8:00am-10:00am
How do current laws allow for protection of employees and customers and how may changes affect technology and technology enabled companies? Featuring: Christopher Fonzone, Partner, Sidley Austin & former Deputy White Counsel
Encryption and “Back Doors” – May 1, 2018, 8:00am – 9:15am
Are there ways to provide government access without compromising security? What’s next for the “Going Dark debate?
Featuring: R. David Edelman, Director of the Project on Technology, the Economy, & National Security at the MIT Computer Science & Artificial Intelligence Lab and the Center for International Studies, and former Special Assistant to the President for Economic & Technology Policy; Susan Landau, Bridge Professor at the Fletcher School and School of Engineering at Tufts
Government Exploitation of Vulnerabilities – June, 2018, 8:00am – 9:00am
What is the process by which the government discloses vulnerabilities, how are the decisions made, and what can change?
Featuring: Robert Knake, Senior Research Scientist, Northeastern University Global Resilience Institute and former National Security Council cybersecurity director.
Learn more and register for each meeting below.