Speaker - Chris Calabrese

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Christopher Calabrese is the legislative counsel for privacy-related issues in the American Civil Liberties Union's Washington Legislative Office (WLO). Prior to joining the WLO, Calabrese served as project counsel to the ACLU Technology & Liberty Project (TLP). As legislative counsel, Calabrese leads the office's advocacy efforts related to privacy and the responsible use of technology, developing proactive strategies on pending federal legislation and executive branch actions concerning data collection, surveillance, and identification systems.

Calabrese is currently working to battle data collection practices by the government and private sector that could lead to the creation of a surveillance society, fight invasive airline passenger screening practices, and protect workers against the damaging impact of a national electronic employment verification system. Key areas of concern range from the collection and storage of medical and financial information, Internet surfing habits, and travel patterns to government watch lists and state fusion centers.

Calabrese has testified before Congress and appeared in many media outlets, including CBS Evening News, Fox News and National Public Radio, discussing technology and privacy issues, and he has been quoted in a variety of publications including the New York Times, Washington Post and Associated Press.

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Aviation Security for Safer Global Airways

05.16.12 | 01:49:41 min | 0 comments