Privacy in the Digital Age (Lecture tomorrow night)

Privacy in the Digital Age: Is the Fourth Amendment still relevant in today’s technological world?

Federal digital privacy laws have not been meaningfully updated since the 1980s, the era of brick mobile phones, pagers and before most of us even knew about the Internet. With the advance of technology, Americans now face a whole host of threats to their privacy.

WHAT: Learn how your privacy is threatened in our era of computers, cell phones and GPS, and what you can do to protect your information.

WHO: Chris Calabrese, ACLU National Legislative Counsel on Privacy and Technology

Calabrese works out of the ACLU’s Washington Legislative Office with members of Congress, their staff and federal agencies to keep Americans’ privacy safe from threats posed by the ever-expanding collection of personal information by the government and private sector.

Calabrese has led several campaigns at the ACLU, including opposing the implementation of the Real ID Act, which creates a National ID card; urging state public utility commissions to investigate telecommunications companies’ illegal cooperation with the National Security Agency; limiting the Constitution Free Zone, which allows unconstitutional searches with 100 miles of the U.S. border; and ending law enforcement’s use of commercial databases and data mining as part of the Multi-State Anti-Terrorism Information Exchange (MATRIX) program. He is involved in the ACLU’s efforts to safeguard Americans from GPS and cell phone surveillance and protecting our privacy online.

WHEN: Wednesday, April 25, 2012 7:00 P.M.

WHERE: School of Law, Room 101

Free and open to the public. Sponsored by the ACLU of Montana and the University of Montana ACLU. More information at


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