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What’s Next? Surveillance Reform Post-Snowden

Monday, March 16
9:30AM - 10:30AM

JW Marriott
Salon 4
110 E 2nd St


It has been more than a year since Edward Snowden exposed the inner workings of the NSA, setting off an intense national debate about the proper balance between security and privacy. There have been a number of reforms over the past year, including some changes directed by the President, a variety of court decisions – including a recent Supreme Court decision increasing mobile phone privacy, and a number of bills put forward in Congress – the fate of which remains uncertain. But for all the buzz, how much has actually changed? Have we gone too far in our attempts at reform, not far enough, or have we somehow gotten it just right? To explore these questions, the Strauss Center at the University of Texas will host a SXSW Interactive session featuring debate and dialogue between two experts in this area: Professor Bobby Chesney of UT’s Strauss Center, and Hanni Fakhoury of the Electronic Frontier Foundation.


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Hanni Fakhoury

Staff Atty

Electronic Frontier Foundation

Hanni Fakhoury focuses on criminal law, privacy, and free speech litigation and advocacy. He was part of the defense team that reversed Andrew “Weev” Auernheimer’s Computer Fraud and Abuse Act conv...

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Robert Chesney

Dir, Robert S Strauss Center

The University of Texas School of Law

Bobby Chesney is the Director of the Robert S. Strauss Center for International Security and Law, the Charles I. Francis Professor in Law at the University of Texas School of Law, and a Nonresident...

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