As we all work to flatten the curve, governments and private companies alike are using drones and cell phone trackers to monitor citizens’ movements. It seems that everyone is letting video conferencing services see into our homes and listen to our private conversations without necessarily knowing where that data will go. Should we temporarily sacrifice our civil liberties in order to fight the coronavirus pandemic, or might the sacrifices we make now harm us later? The Brennan Center’s Faiza Patel will join the New Yorker’s Masha Gessen, the ACLU-NJ’s Amol Sinha, and moderator Angélique Roché for this virtual conversation. They’ll discuss who has the power to restrict our lives and encroach on our privacy, the precedents for rolling back rights during emergencies, who is most affected by these law enforcement and security measures, and what it all means for the future.
SPEAKERS: Join Faiza Patel, Director of the Brennan Center’s Liberty & National Security Program, Masha Gessen, Staff Writer, The New Yorker, and Amol Sinha, Executive Director of the American Civil Liberties Union-New Jersey, for this livestream. Journalist Angélique Roché will moderate.
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