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Drones, Privacy & You



WHEN: March 18, 2014, 1:00 – 2:30 PM


WHERE: Russell Senate Office Building, Constitution Ave. NE & Delaware Ave. NE
Washington, DC 20002
Metro: Union Station
Parking: Union Station

Tip: Enter the building on Delaware Ave. near C Street – covered stairs that lead to the basement. Take elevator to the 4th floor, then take a sharp right to corridor on the right.



PROGRAM: Will drones affect your neighborhood…and your privacy? Please join us for a lively presentation by experts on privacy issues as they relate to domestic use of unmanned surveillance – drones. As the FAA looks to civilians for input on how drones and the data collected will be governed, this is a chance to learn what’s at stake. Do you want drones equipped with face recognition software? Who should have access to the data collected? Let’s weigh in while we still can!

Presenters are Chris Calabrese, legislative counsel for privacy-related issues in the ACLU Washington Legislative Office and Daniel Pomeroy, Ph.D., AAAS Congressional Science & Engineering Fellow for Senator Markey.
Our moderator for this event is Jeramie Scott, National Security Counsel for EPIC (Electronic Privacy Information Center).

Chris Calabrese is the legislative counsel for privacy-related issues in the American Civil Liberties Union’s Washington Legislative Office (WLO), where his portfolio includes internet privacy and new surveillance technologies such as unmanned surveillance drones. Chris is a graduate of Harvard University and holds a J.D. from the Georgetown University Law Center.Daniel Pomeroy, Ph.D.,AAAS Congressional Science & Engineering Fellow in the office of Senator Markey (D-Mass) covers issues from nuclear nonproliferation to the privacy implications of the domestic use of drones. Dan received his Ph.D. in physics from Brandeis University, working on the ATLAS experiment at CERN in Switzerland, and was postdoctoral fellow to the Nuclear and Radiation Studies Board of the National Academy of Sciences.
Moderator for this event is Jeramie Scott, National Security Counsel for EPIC (Electronic Privacy Information Center), where his work focuses on the privacy risks of technology used for domestic surveillance.

NOTE: This event takes place in a Federal building. Please allow time to clear security.