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ACLU senior policy analyst Christopher Soghoian to speak Sept. 20

September 13, 2012
Dr. Christopher Soghoian

EAU CLAIRE — Dr. Christopher Soghoian, senior policy analyst and principal technologist of the Speech, Privacy and Technology Project at the American Civil Liberties Union, will speak at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire Sept. 20.

The presentation, "Can You Hear Me Now? Law Enforcement Surveillance of the Internet and Mobile Communications," will begin at 7:30 p.m. in Phillips Recital Hall of the Haas Fine Arts Center.

The purpose of the event is to raise awareness of the role third party providers play in facilitating law enforcement surveillance of their customers.

Soghoian, who holds a doctorate from Indiana University, is an expert on information security. He is a TEDGlobal 2012 fellow, was an Open Society Foundations fellow between 2011 and 2012, and was a student fellow at the Berkman Center for Internet and Society at Harvard University between 2008 and 2009. Soghoian also has been a visiting fellow at Yale University Law School's Information Society Project and a fellow at the Center for Applied Cybersecurity Research at Indiana University.

A full profile of Soghoian was published in the latest issue of The Economist.

During his visit to UW-Eau Claire, Soghoian also will conduct a faculty development workshop to help UW-Eau Claire faculty from various departments develop teaching strategies relating to the intersections between legal and technical issues in information security.

The Sept. 20 event is free and open to the public. It is sponsored by the UW-Eau Claire departments of English, computer science, information systems and political science as well as the ACLU-Chippewa Valley chapter. Additional support has been provided through the UW-Eau Claire Academic Affairs Professional Development Program.

For more information, contact Dr. Stephanie Turner at 715-836-4540 or




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