Intelligence Squared U.S.: Your Private Data: Can Tech Companies Keep it from the Law?

Intelligence Squared U.S.: Your Private Data: Can Tech Companies Keep it from the Law?

Sun, 08/20/2017 - 9:00pm

Do you have a secret that no one else knows?  What about Apple, Google, Facebook, Verizon, or Uber?  Are you sure they don’t know your secret?  Digital data – emails, text messages, phone records, location records, web searches – contain traces of almost every secret.  They also contain traces of almost every crime.  Tech companies may promise to protect our data from prying eyes.  But should that promise yield to law enforcement and national security? Intelligence Squared U.S.: Your Private Data: Can Tech Companies Keep it from the Law?, airing Sunday, August 20, 2017 at 9 p.m. on AM 1370, asks should tech companies be required to help law enforcement execute search warrants to access customer data.

For the motion: Stewart Baker, Attorney & Fmr. Assistant Secretary for Policy, Deparment of Homeland Security and John Yoo, Law Professor, Berkeley & Fmr. Attorney, Justice Department. Against the motion: Michael Chertoff, Law Professor, Berkeley & Fmr. Attorney, Justice Department and Catherine Crump, Acting Dir., Samuelson Law, Technology and Public Policy Clinic & Prof., Berkeley Law.

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