SXSW 2016 Take Back Your Internet Event Recap
On March 12, during SXSW Interactive 2016, we hosted our 4th Annual Take Back Your Internet event. In addition to a party, we hosted a panel featuring thought leaders from the business, policy and government sides. Our panel, titled “
The panel was moderated by Jim Cardle, Publisher & CEO of TexasInsider.org, and our panelists included (left to right in photo below):
- Nuala O’Connor – President & CEO of the Center for Democracy & Technology
- Alan Fairless – Co-Founder & CEO of SpiderOak
- Congressman Will Hurd – 23rd District of Texas
- Philip Molter – Co-CTO of Golden Frog
- Daniel Schuman – Policy Director of Demand Progress
The event was sponsored by Golden Frog, Data Foundry, SpiderOak, Anonabox, and i2Coalition. It was a great evening – thanks to everyone who came out!
A few quotes from our panelists are featured below.
At CDT, we believe your data is not only your property – it is part of you. It is part of your digital self.
-Nuala O’Conner, CDT
It’s not just about privacy, it’s about our economic competitiveness.
-Alan Fairless, SpiderOak
Any law enforcement agency doesn’t have the right to tell a company what to do. Period.
-Congressman Will Hurd
The thing that surprises me most is how uninformed the government is about the technology and the process. Encryption itself is really, really hard.
-Philip Molter, Golden Frog
When you’re creating a hole for one person, you’re creating a hole for everyone. When it comes to this kind of tech there is not a middle ground.
-Daniel Schuman, Demand Progress
A few photo highlights from the event are included below. Thanks to everyone for attending!