October 28, 2021

12:45 pm - 1:30 pm, Eastern Time

Protecting Civil Liberties in the Digital Age: A discussion with Wasserstein Fellow Brian Hauss, Senior Staff Attorney at the ACLU’s Speech, Privacy & Technology Project

Join Wasserstein Fellow Brian Hauss for a discussion about his work with the ACLU’s Speech, Privacy & Technology Project. The Project is dedicated to protecting and expanding the First Amendment freedoms of expression, association, and inquiry; expanding the right to privacy and increasing the control that individuals have over their personal information; and ensuring that civil liberties are enhanced rather than compromised by new advances in science and technology. Brian will discuss three recent or ongoing ACLU cases: (1) Merchant v. Mayorkas (challenging warrantless searches of electronic devices at the international border); (2) ACLU v. Clearview AI (challenging Clearview AI's unconsented collection of biometric identifiers for use in surveillance technologies); (3) Arkansas Times v. Waldrip (challenging a state law requiring government contractors to certify that they are not participating in boycotts of Israel).