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SPEAKER - Christopher Soghoian
Christopher Soghoian

Christopher Soghoian is a privacy researcher and activist, working at the intersection of technology, law and policy. He is the principal technologist and a senior policy analyst with the Speech, Privacy and Technology Project at the American Civil Liberties Union. He is also a visiting fellow at Yale Law School's Information Society Project, and a fellow at the Center for Applied Cybersecurity Research, at Indiana University. He is based in Washington, DC.

Soghoian completed his PhD at Indiana University in 2012, which focused on the role that third-party service providers play in facilitating law enforcement surveillance of their customers. In order to gather data, he has made extensive use of the Freedom of Information Act, sued the Department of Justice pro se, and used several other investigative research methods. His research has appeared in publications including the Berkeley Technology Law Journal, and has been cited by several federal courts, including the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals.

Between 2009 and 2010, he was the first ever in-house technologist at the Federal Trade Commission (FTC)'s Division of Privacy and Identity Protection, where he worked on investigations of Facebook, Twitter, MySpace and Netflix. Prior to joining the FTC, he co-created the Do Not Track privacy anti-tracking mechanism now adopted by all of the major Web browsers.

He is a TEDGlobal 2012 fellow, was an Open Society Foundations fellow between 2011 and 2012, and was a student fellow at the Berkman Center for Internet & Society at Harvard University, between 2008 and 2009.

His published works include:
The Spies We Trust: Third Party Service Providers and Law Enforcement Surveillance
Christopher Soghoian
PhD Dissertation, August 2012
Can You See Me Now: Toward Reasonable Standards for Law Enforcement Access to Location Data that Congress Could Enact
Stephanie K Pell and Christopher Soghoian
Berkeley Technology Law Journal, Vol. 27, 2012
An End to Privacy Theater: Exposing and Discouraging Corporate Disclosure of User Data to the Government
Christopher Soghoian
Minnesota Journal of Law, Science & Technology Vol. 12, No. 1, 2011
Caught in the Cloud: Privacy, Encryption, and Government Back Doors in the Web 2.0 Era
Christopher Soghoian
Journal on Telecommunications and High Technology Law, Vol. 8, No. 2, 2010

"Whether he's talking to staffers on the Hill, presenting at conferences, or giving interviews, [Soghoian] is direct, confident, focused, and unwavering."
- Wired

"[Soghoian] has a natural talent for bringing issues to a head, making real changes to corporate and government policies, and communicating the issues to the wider public."
- Caspar Bowden, former chief privacy adviser at Microsoft

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