A Discussion on How a Change in an Obscure Federal Rule Could Expand Government Hacking, and What That Means for Criminal Investigations, Privacy, Due Process, and Cybersecurity
Join New America’s Open Technology Institute for a discussion about proposed changes to Rule 41 of the Federal Rules of Criminal Procedure. Unless Congress passes legislation like the bipartisan, bicameral Stopping Mass Hacking Act before December 1, this rule change will go into effect and it will significantly expand the use government hacking in FBI investigations, including allowing it to hack into innocent Americans’ computers.
The event will explore the needs of law enforcement and the unique threats that government hacking - and thus, this rule change - pose to Americans’ constitutional rights to privacy and due process, and to cybersecurity.
Follow the conversation online using #HackingAmerica and by following @OTI.
U.S. Senator Ron Wyden (D-OR)
Steven M. Bellovin
Professor of Computer Science, Columbia University
Technology Scholar, Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board
Partner, Flowers Law, PLLC
Fred C. Stevenson Research Professor, George Washington University Law School
Principal, Monument Policy Group
Director, Reform Government Surveillance
U.S. Policy Manager and Global Policy Counsel, Access Now
Co-Director, New America's Cybersecurity Initiative
Senior Policy Counsel, New America's Open Technology Institute