Jillian C. York

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Jillian C. York

  1. 1. NSA, WTF? Jillian C. York Electronic Frontier Foundation Phare Conference 2014
  2. 2. “We have no control; once it’s out there, it’s basically with the country.” -Martin Muensch, FinFisher
  3. 3. That’s not my job to determine who’s a bad country and who’s a good country. That’s not our business, we’re not politicians…we’re a for-profit company. Our business is bringing governments together who want to buy this technology.” -Jerry Lucas President, ISS World
  4. 4. An end to mass surveillance? 1.Technology 2.Policy and law 3.Culture
  5. 5. US Legislation and Activism • Built bi-partisan coalition • Delivered .5 million signatures to Congress • Commenting on US bills
  6. 6. International Efforts necessaryandproportionate.net
  7. 7. Technology • Personal responsibility for protection against surveillance • EFF projects: – HTTPS Everywhere – Surveillance Self-Defense
  8. 8. Culture • What kind of a world do you want to live in? • 1984 isn’t the answer • This is a long fight, but it’s worth it.
  9. 9. “They hurt our economy. They hurt our country. They limit our ability to speak and think and live and be creative, to have relationships and to associate freely.” -Edward Snowden
  10. 10. Questions? Jillian C. York Director for International Freedom of Expression, EFF jillian@eff.org @jilliancyork

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