How Should We Govern Government Hacking?

New America
September 19, 2016
9:15 am - 12:30 pm

Never before has the issue of government hacking, and the shadowy market for hacking tools, been more in the public eye than in 2016. How should policymakers and the public respond?


9:15-9:30 - Opening Remarks
9:30-10:45 - PANEL I: Hacking Secrets: When Should the Government Disclose What It Knows About Software Vulnerabilities?
10:45-11:00 - Break
11:00 -12:15 - PANEL II: Hacking Law: How Should We Regulate Hacking by Law Enforcement?
12:15-12:30 - Closing Remarks


Andrew Crocker
Staff Attorney, Electronic Frontier Foundation

Daniel Kahn Gillmor
Senior Staff Technologist, American Civil Liberties Union

Andrew Grindrod
Assistant Federal Public Defender, Office of the Federal Public Defender for the Eastern District of Virginia

Jason Healey
Senior Research Scholar, Columbia University’s School for International and Public Affairs

Susan Hennessey
Fellow in National Security in Governance Studies, Brookings Institution
Managing Editor, Lawfare Blog

Ellen Nakashima
Reporter, Washington Post

Paul Ohm
Professor of Law, Georgetown University Law Center

Ari Schwartz
Managing Director of Cybersecurity Services, Venable LLP

Amie Stepanovich
U.S. Policy Manager, Access Now

Heather West
Senior Policy Manager, Americas Principal at Mozilla

Dustin Volz
Reporter, Reuters