Workshop on Surveillance and Technology

This is an announcement for a workshop that I am organizing in conjunction with the Privacy Enhancing Technologies Symposium (PETS).

Due to the Snowden disclosures, mass surveillance has become one of the most highly-discussed and controversial issues in politics, policy, technology and international affairs. Modern surveillance, however, relies heavily on technology and, therefore, our community has a unique role to play in not only understanding surveillance but in mitigating it when excessive and restraining/limiting it when appropriate.

The Workshop on Surveillance and Technology (SAT) will aim to bring together researchers and scholars in privacy, security, cryptography, Law, policy, behavioral economics and psychology to discuss all aspects of surveillance including (but not limited to):

  • Anonymity systems,
  • Anti-surveillance technologies,
  • Case studies of real-world surveillance and censorship,
  • Cryptographic techniques for anti-surveillance,
  • Cryptographic techniques for privacy-preserving surveillance,
  • Legal analysis of surveillance,
  • Measurement studies of surveillance activity,
  • Privacy-preserving surveillance technologies,
  • Psychological impacts and aspects of surveillance,
  • Policy implications of surveillance,
  • The economics of surveillance,
  • Surveillance and censorship,
  • Surveillance and diplomacy,
  • Surveillance and human rights,
  • Surveillance and the private sector

The workshop will be held on June 29th, 2015 in Philadelphia, PA, USA. We will have several invited speakers, one of which is Christopher Soghoian , Principal Technologist in the Speech, Privacy and Technology Project at the ACLU. Other invited speakers will be announced later.

For more information about the workshop, including important dates, please see: satsymposium.org.

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