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

Surveillance on the Silver Screen

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Can the NSA, the police, and private companies really do that? From PRISM to drones to ‘Stingrays’ that snoop on cell phones, join us at the movies for a close look at how surveillance has caught up with the fables dreamed up for Hollywood flicks. We'll discuss what’s technologically possible, what’s legal, and the impact on business and society with technology and civil liberties attorneys Nicole Ozer and Matt Cagle from the ACLU of Northern California.



Kashmir Hill

Sr Online Editor

Forbes Magazine


Matthew Cagle


ACLU of Northern California

Matt Cagle is an attorney working with the ACLU of Northern California’s Technology and Civil Liberties group. Originally from Arizona, he has worked on privacy issues that range from government surveillance to corporate collection and use of consumer information. Matt regularly tweets @matt_cagle and blogs at www.aclunc.org/tech.


Nicole Ozer

Tech/Civil Liberties Policy Dir

ACLU of Northern California

Nicole Ozer is the Technology and Civil Liberties Policy Director at the ACLU of Northern California and is a nationally recognized expert on issues of privacy, free speech and new technology. Nicole is the author of several legal and policy publications, including Privacy & Free Speech: It’s Good for Business (www.aclunc.org/business/primer), a primer of real-life business case studies and tips for how to bake safeguards into the business development process.

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