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NYU's Center On Law and Security to Host Nov. 14 Conference-"Privacy in the Age of National Security"

October 24, 2007
N-129, 2007-08

New York University’s Center on Law and Security will present a day-long conference, “Privacy in the Age of National Security,” focusing on individual and corporate privacy in the post 9/11 years, on Wed., Nov. 14, 9:15 a.m.-4 p.m., at NYU’s, Vanderbilt Hall, 40 Washington Square South (between Sullivan and MacDougal Sts.). Subways: A, B, C, D, E, F, V (West 4th Street)

Attendees include: FBI General Counsel Valerie Caproni; Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Bart Gellman; Jeff Jonas, chief scientist, IBM Entity Analytics; CNET’s chief political correspondent Declan McCullagh; NYU Law Professor Burt Neuborne; and chief legislative counsel for the Washington ACLU, Greg Nojeim.

The event is free and open to the public. RSVP to Maggie McQuade at 212.992.8640 or


  • (9:15 AM) Opening Remarks
  • (9:30 AM) “Privacy: Then and Now”: Since the Constitution does not explicitly guarantee privacy, how did the notion of the right of privacy take hold as a legal right in America? Under what conditions, following American law and practice, has the primacy of privacy been sacrificed to the demands of national security and law enforcement?
  • (10:45 AM) “Citizens Surveilled: FISA, the Patriot Act, and the Nation’s Telecommunications”: What has the role of private companies been - e.g., the telephone companies - in implementing these new programs?
  • (1:00 PM) “Public, Private, and Political Dangers”: What are the dangers inherent in such access to information at the private, as well as the public, levels? How are individuals affected by the open trade in private information, and by their awareness that the government can gain unfettered access to their personal details? What are the political repercussions?
  • (2:30 PM) “Reins of Power: From Wall Street to Washington D.C. and the Global Information Network”: What, if any, innovative legislation has been proposed to protect privacy and confidentiality? How do financial and other corporate institutions view these protections?

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