The End of Online Free Expression?
Sunday, March 13
5:00PM - 6:00PM
110 E 2nd St
With the Right to be Forgotten taking a foothold in Europe, broad categories of speech declared illegal in Russia, and new proposals to regulate Internet speech, have we conceded that online free expression is no longer a given? We'll discuss the policy landscape around the world that is encroaching on boundaries of free expression, forcing intermediaries to move toward a lowest common denominator approach to speech to prevent being blocked entirely. We'll also discuss what this means for individuals given that users in different countries may face vastly varying restrictions. Finally, we'll touch on the efforts to hold governments accountable and if they've played a role in policy debates.
New America Foundation's Open Technology Institute
Dorothy is an Adjunct Fellow at the New America Foundation's Open Technology Institute. She has held various roles in technology policy, including at Uber (current), Dropbox and Google. While at Go...Show the rest
Dorothy is an Adjunct Fellow at the New America Foundation's Open Technology Institute. She has held various roles in technology policy, including at Uber (current), Dropbox and Google. While at Google, she developed the first Transparency Report and managed strategy and outreach across several issues including free expression, child safety, government surveillance, security, and privacy. Dorothy also serves on the Board of Directors of Simply Secure, a nonprofit working to make open source security tools more usable and accessible for the general public. She holds a B.S. in International Politics from Georgetown University's Walsh School of Foreign Service.Hide the rest
Dir CDT-SF & Policy Counsel
Center for Democracy & Technology
Gautam Hans is Policy Counsel and Director of CDT-SF at the Center for Democracy & Technology (CDT), promoting CDT’s presence on the West Coast as a leader in technology policy and advocacy. His wo...Show the rest
Gautam Hans is Policy Counsel and Director of CDT-SF at the Center for Democracy & Technology (CDT), promoting CDT’s presence on the West Coast as a leader in technology policy and advocacy. His work focuses on digital civil liberties policy, outreach, and development.
Gautam joined CDT in 2012 as the Ron Plesser Fellow, focusing on consumer privacy issues, including mobile technology, government regulation and enforcement, and the intersection of privacy and free speech. As the Plesser Fellow, he advocated CDT’s consumer privacy agenda in multistakeholder convenings, regulatory filings, conferences, and the press. Prior to joining CDT, Gautam interned at the FTC’s Bureau of Consumer Protection, the Electronic Privacy Information Center, the American Civil Liberties Union of Michigan, and the American Civil Liberties Union of Northern California.
In 2006, Gautam earned his B.A. in English and Comparative Literature from Columbia University. He then worked as an Editorial Assistant at the Knopf Group of Random House. While in law school, he served as Editor-in-Chief of the Michigan Telecommunications and Technology Law Review and worked as a student attorney in the Michigan Clinical Law Program and the Entrepreneurship Clinic. In 2012, Gautam earned his J.D., cum laude, from the University of Michigan Law School and his M.S. in Information from the University of Michigan School of Information. He is a member of the Maryland bar.Hide the rest