Wednesday, August 1 • 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Workshop: Avoiding Collateral Damage: Preventing New Tech Regulation from Killing the Distributed Web

Sign up or log in to save this to your schedule and see who's attending!

Feedback form is now closed.
There's a new impetus among governments to combat the centralized web with laws and regulations. But could these proposals also affect decentralized alternatives? We'll talk about concrete new laws from GDPR to Article 13, incoming drafts, and big picture initiatives, and how they might be tweaked to help, not hinder, the DWeb.

How can developers either comply with those rules or design their systems in line with the underlying goals of protecting privacy and giving users control over their data?
This workshop provides an opportunity for developers who care about the privacy goals underlying the GDPR and other regulations to learn from legal experts, to share information about their systems and how they view compliance, and to hear from builders who are implementing systems under these legal regimes.

avatar for Danny O'Brien

Danny O'Brien

Director of Strategy, Electronic Frontier Foundation
Danny O'Brien has been an activist for online free speech and privacy for over 20 years. In his home country of the UK, he fought against repressive anti-encryption law, and helped make the UK Parliament more transparent with FaxYourMP.  He was EFF's activist from 2005 to 2007, and... Read More →


Ian Darrow

Protocol Labs
Ian is a lawyer and software developer working with Protocol Labs on a range of topics, from the best ways to protect Filecoin storage miners from liability to new strategies for token incentive comp. Previously, he was the general counsel and chief regulatory officer of LedgerX... Read More →
avatar for Matthew Hodgson

Matthew Hodgson

Co-founder, The Matrix.org Foundation
Matthew Hodgson is technical co-founder of Matrix.org: a not-for-profit open source project focused on solving the problem of fragmentation in current Chat, VoIP and IoT technologies. By defining a new lightweight pragmatic open standard for federation/interoperability and releasing... Read More →
avatar for Greg McMullen

Greg McMullen

Lawyer, COALA
Greg is a lawyer based in Berlin, where he chairs the Privacy and Data Protection subsection of the Blockchain Bundesverband. He is co-founder of the Interplanetary Database Foundation, and the former Chief Policy Officer of ascribe.io and BigchainDB. Before moving to Berlin, Greg spent five years as a litigator with one of Canada’s top class action law firms, where he worked on class actions against Facebook over privacy violations, and Visa and MasteCard alleging price fixing. He served on the Board of Dire... Read More →
avatar for Chris Riley

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 →

Wednesday August 1, 2018 1:30pm - 3:00pm
[E] Sherman Salon 88 5th Street, San Francisco, CA, USA

Attendees (47)