Wednesday, August 1 • 10:30am - 12:00pm
Panel: Decentralizing Social Networks

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How can we break up the centralized control of the social network ecosystem and enable decentralized alternatives to thrive?

The panel will discuss current legal, cultural, and technological challenges faced by decentralized social networks, identity laws, regulations, and precedent that could impede those networks (including the CFAA, copyright law, and the GDPR’s data portability requirement), and propose legal and policy tools to support those decentralized alternatives.

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Ross Schulman

Senior Policy Technologist, New America's Open Technology Institute
Ross Schulman is a senior counsel and senior policy technologist at New America’s Open Technology Institute, where he focuses on internet measurement, emerging technologies, surveillance, and decentralization. Prior to joining OTI, Schulman worked for Google in Mountain View, California... Read More →

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Kendra Albert

Clinical Instructor, Harvard Law School Cyberlaw Clinic
Kendra is a clinical instructional fellow at the Cyberlaw Clinic at Harvard Law School, where they teach students how to practice law by working with pro bono clients. Previously, they were an associate at Zeitgeist Law PC, a boutique technology law firm in San Francisco, and a research... Read More →
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Cindy Cohn

Executive Director, Electronic Frontier Foundation
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Chris Riley

Director of Public Policy, Mozilla
Chris Riley is the Director of Public Policy at Mozilla, working to advance the open internet through public policy analysis and advocacy, strategic planning, coalition building, and community engagement. Prior to joining Mozilla, Chris worked as a program manager at the U.S. Department... Read More →
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Caroline Sinders

Founder, Design Researcher, Design Researcher/Artist
Caroline Sinders is a design researcher and artist working in open source, machine learning, protest, and emotional data. She is from New Orleans, Louisiana and based in Brooklyn, NY. She holds a masters from New York University in interactive technology. Caroline is the principal... Read More →

Wednesday August 1, 2018 10:30am - 12:00pm
[C] Hash Lounge 88 5th Street, San Francisco, CA, USA

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