2015 Schedule
Interactive: March 13–17  •  Film: March 13–21  •  Music: March 17–22

A Must for Startups: 10 Tips About Law Enforcement

Monday, March 16
3:30PM - 4:30PM

Hilton Austin Downtown
Salon E
500 E 4th St

Let’s face it--companies are dealing with massive amounts of data and sensitive customer information. Whether your company idea is still on a napkin or if you’re reaching your first round of funding, you need a game plan for what happens when law enforcement comes knocking at your door--and it’s a matter or when, not if. Knowing the answers to questions ahead of time will keep your investment and your customers protected.

This presentation is a practical guide for any startup founder or core team to become familiar with their individual law enforcement strategy. Attendees will hear from experts on every side of this issue to learn how to push back when it’s appropriate, how to preserve a company’s rights, and how to constructively work with law enforcement agencies. When it comes to a run-in with law enforcement, being prepared and informed can make or break a company’s reputation.


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Marc Rogers

Principal Security Researcher


Marc has worked in the security industry for almost twenty years, including a decade managing security in the UK operator Vodafone plc, and five years as CSO for a real estate and asset management ...

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Nate Cardozo

Staff Atty

Electronic Frontier Foundation

Nate is a Staff Attorney on the Electronic Frontier Foundation’s digital civil liberties team. In addition to his focus on free speech and privacy litigation, Nate works on EFF's Who Has Your Back?...

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Nick Grossman

GM, Policy & Outreach

Union Square Ventures

Nick is General Manager for Policy and Outreach at Union Square Ventures. In this role, he works with USV portfolio companies on public policy and regulatory issues and with internet advocates to ...

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Nicole Nearing

Trust & Safety Ambassador

Kik Interactive Inc

Nicole is a Trust and Safety Ambassador at Kik, Interactive Inc. and is responsible for engaging directly with law enforcement agencies to provide assistance and educational seminars regarding Kik’...

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