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Wednesday, August 1 • 3:30pm - 5:00pm
Workshop: Defending Your Users

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Technologists: welcome to the real world! A world in which the choices you make have profound impact on people around the world. Rainey Reitman, EFF’s Activism Director, will lead a workshop for Decentralized Web developers and organization staffers on how they can stand up for their users.
Participants will be taken through real-world scenarios: how should you react to the complex trade-offs and choices that Decentralized Web developers face on a day-to-day basis?  When and how should you stand up for users? We will unpack Issues related to transparency, privacy, accessibility, interoperability, and safety through the lens of human rights and user empowerment, with voices from the human rights movement discussing how design and governance choices can have a real world impact on activists around the globe.

Participants will have a chance to discuss and strategize how they would respond to different scenarios that challenge foundational concepts of privacy, innovation, user choice, and free expression, and will be able to connect with other participants who may have dealt with similar, crucial decisions in building their own projects.

Moderators
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Rainey Reitman

Director of Activism, Electronic Frontier Foundation
Rainey Reitman serves as director of the activism team at the Electronic Frontier Foundation. She is particularly interested in the intersection between personal privacy and technology, particularly social networking privacy, network security, web tracking, government surveillance... Read More →

Speakers
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Marvin Ammori

General Counsel, Protocol Labs
Marvin Ammori is the General Counsel of Protocol Labs, Inc. Previously, he spent over a decade as an advocate for Internet freedom and privacy, including by leading the net neutrality fights of 2009 (Comcast-BitTorrent case) and 2015 (Title II victory). He has published widely on... Read More →
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Cynthia Wong

Senior Researcher, Internet And Human rights, Human Rights Watch
Cynthia M. Wong is the senior researcher on the Internet and human rights. Before joining Human Rights Watch, Wong worked as an attorney at the Center for Democracy & Technology (CDT) and as director of their Project on Global Internet Freedom. She conducted much of the organization’s... Read More →



Wednesday August 1, 2018 3:30pm - 5:00pm
[K] Blockchain Ballroom 88 5th Street, San Francisco, CA, USA

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