Past Event

Surveillance, Privacy, and Human Rights: Looking Ahead to 2020

October 10, 2019
4:30 PM - 6:00 PM
Columbia Law School JG 104

CSIL is proud to present the following panel discussion with the Human Rights Institute and the Society for Law, Science and Technology:

Privacy law will be on center stage in 2020. Implementation of the European Union’s (EU) General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) will be in full swing, EU courts may decide the fate of the Privacy Shield agreement, which regulates commercial data transfer between U.S. and EU companies, and the first executive agreement under the CLOUD Act is likely to be signed. In a roundtable format, panelists will discuss these key issues, and examine the implications of the ever-evolving surveillance regimes and privacy protections on international human rights law.


Peter Margulies, Professor of Law, Roger Williams University School of Law (CLS '81)


Brian Egan, Partner, Steptoe & Johnson LLP; former Legal Adviser, U.S. Department of State

Margaret Hu, Associate Professor, Washington & Lee University School of Law

Faiza Patel, Co-Director, Brennan Center for Justice, New York University School of Law 

Becky Richards, Civil Liberties and Privacy Officer, U.S. National Security Agency

Teresa Rodriguez de las Heras Ballel, Associate Professor, Universidad Carlos III de Madrid

Patrick Toomey, Senior Staff Attorney, American Civil Liberties Union  

Please note: this event is off-the-record.

Dinner will be served.