I made a few comments about the challenges facing international data regulators at the European Data Governance Forum 2014.
In November, I spoke about privacy as a luxury good at the University of Rhode Island Honors Colloquium series on cybersecurity and privacy.
I’ve received the 2014 Front Page Award for Newswoman of the Year from the Newswomen’s Club in New York. Also honored by the Newswomen’s Club is my ProPublica colleague Megan McCloskey, who was recognized for in-depth reporting. The awards will be presented on Nov. 13 in New York City; read the press release here.
Dragnet Nation is one of six books on the shortlist for the Financial Times’s Business Book of the Year Award. Other books in the running are Thomas Piketty’s Capitalism in the Twenty-First Century; The Second Machine Age by Erik Brynjolfsson and Andrew McAfee; Creativity, Inc. by Ed Catmull; Hack Attack by Nick Davies; and House of Debt by Atif Mian and Amir Sufi.
The winner will be announced on Nov. 11. Till then, follow updates on Twitter @bbya14.
Dragnet Nation is among the 16 books in contention to be named “Business Book of the Year” by the Financial Times. Other titles in the running are Thomas Piketty’s Capital in the Twenty-first Century and Nick Davies’s Hack Attack. (See the longlist here.) FT will narrow the list to up to 6 finalists on Sept. 24, and announce the £30,000 prize-winner on Nov. 11.
I joined FTC Commissioner Julie Brill and Quartz editor-in-chief Kevin Delaney at the Aspen Ideas Festival in CO to talk about privacy, tracking, and due process:
See more clips from the panel discussion here.
While at the Aspen Ideas Festival in CO, I sat down with PBS’s Hari Sreenivasan to discuss what kinds of information data brokers gather about us, how they use it, and what we can do about it. Read a transcript of our conversation, or watch the video below.
I appeared on PBS Frontline’s two-part series on privacy and mass surveillance in the U.S. You can watch me on part two of the program, which aired on May 20, 2014. (Part one aired May 13.) Or, read transcripts from both segments.
I also joined Frontline’s Sarah Childress and Hanni Fakhoury, a senior attorney at the Electronic Frontier Foundation, for a roundtable discussion on how to protect yourself and your data online: