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Friday, May 18 • 17:15 - 18:15
Building the anti-spyware toolbox: from reporting to lawsuits

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Increasingly, sophisticated spyware is used to target activists, journalist and human rights defenders around the globe. What happens from that first encounter with a malicious link or suspicious code? There are organizations and helplines which can assist in regaining control and security, and there are those who can help analyze where the code came from, archive it… and then there are those who publish comprehensive analytical reports, and those who hold the companies and vendors behind the technology accountable.

This roundtable session aims to bring together some of the experts behind this work, and really bring RightsCon attendees a closer look at the reporting chain, and how they can contribute. From the frontlines to the world’s capitals – we will look at what is available to civil society and its many actors in holding businesses and governments accountable for their actions.

avatar for Lucie Krahulcova

Lucie Krahulcova

Policy Analyst, Access Now
Policy Analyst for Australia and Asia Pacific at the Access Now. Working on export controls, surveillance, government hacking, encryption, law enforcement, Internet of Things, vulnerability disclosure... Let's talk!

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Nate Cardozo

Senior Staff Attorney, Electronic Frontier Foundation
Nate Cardozo is a Senior Staff Attorney on EFF’s civil liberties team where he focuses on cybersecurity policy and defending coders’ rights.Nate has litigated cases involving electronic surveillance, freedom of information, digital anonymity, online free expression, and government... Read More →
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Khalid Ibrahim

Executive Director, Gulf Centre for Human Rights
Khalid Ibrahim is the Executive Director of the Gulf Center for human rights in charge of management, programme development, fundraising and training. He is an Iraqi human right defender with decades of experience in the human rights field, including more than ten years in Dublin... Read More →
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Marc Owen Jones

Director/Research, Bahrain Watch/Exeter University
Bots, Middle East, Censorship, Doughnuts are some of my key interests. In addition to doing work documenting social media intimidation, hate speech and surveillance in the Gulf with Bahrain Watch, I am also a multidisplinary academic (and historian) at the University of Exeter in... Read More →
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Thenmozhi Soundararajan

Thenmozhi is an artist, activist, and technologist with Equality Labs., Equality Labs
Equality Labs

Friday May 18, 2018 17:15 - 18:15 EDT