2014 Schedule
Interactive: March 7–11  •  Film: March 7–15  •  Music: March 11–16

Privacy: We’re All in This Together

#sxsw #4Privacy

From government censorship that blocks content to legislation that hinders the Internet from being open and free to monitoring of online communications -- online privacy issues are becoming more complex, not less. There are economic consequences for the United States -- in just one very recent example, reports indicate that Edward Snowden’s revelations led to Internet traffic being routed away from the US and to other countries. Sponsored by Glen Echo Group.



Christian Dawson

Board Chair

Internet Infrastructure

Christian Dawson is Chief Operating Officer of web hosting provider ServInt In
his current role, he is responsible for the overall management of ServInt's
business operations. He was a founder of the Save Hosting initiative, designed to
galvanize web hosting providers in matters of public policy, and is currently
Chairman and co-founder of the Internet Infrastructure Coalition. He is a staunch
advocate for Internet freedom as a tool for social and economic growth by
fostering the growth and expansion of the Internet infrastructure industry.


Laura Moy

Staff Atty

Public Knowledge

Leah Belsky

Senior Vice President of Operations


Leah is an experienced entrepreneur, executive, & internet strategist. Prior to Kaltura she worked at the World Bank and in China as the VP of Strategy and Product Dev. at Noank Media, a spin-off of the Berkman Center at Harvard. Leah completed her JD at Yale Law School and BA at Brown University. She is currently a fellow at the Information Society Project at Yale Law School where she studies online collaboration, technology policy, and is one of the leaders of the Open Video Alliance.

Nancy Libin


Wilkinson Barker Knauer LLP

Nancy is a partner at Wilkinson Barker Knauer, LLP, where she focuses on privacy law, cyber security, and other Internet-related legal and policy issues. Her clients include large technology companies, telecommunications companies, mobile app developers, and small technology startups.Before joining WBK, Ms. Libin served for over three years as the Chief Privacy and Civil Liberties Officer of the U.S. Department of Justice, where she was the principal privacy adviser to the Deputy Attorney General. Her portfolio focused on the intersection of privacy and the use of technology and included such issues as electronic surveillance, online communications privacy, location privacy, cybersecurity, and international data protection.

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