Thursday, January 22, 2015

Can Big Data Keep Us Safe?

The Brennan Center for Justice presents:

Can Big Data Keep Us Safe?

Wednesday, February 11, 2015
12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.

12:00 p.m. Lunch
12:30 p.m. Program

National Press Club
Zenger Room
529 14th St. NW
Washington, D.C. 20045


Jim Bueermann
President, Police Foundation

Rachel Levinson-Waldman
Counsel, Brennan Center for Justice

Nancy Libin
Partner, Wilkinson Barker Knauer LLP
Former Chief Privacy and Civil Liberties Officer, U.S. Dept. of Justice

Bruce Schneier
Fellow, Berkman Center for Internet and Society at Harvard Law School
Author, Data and Goliath (forthcoming, March 2015)

moderated by:

Wajahat Ali
Host, Al-Jazeera America's The Stream

Police departments from New York to Philadelphia to Chicago are using "big data" to try to predict everything from where the next crime wave will be to who is going to commit the crimes or get caught in the cross-fire. On the federal level, big data is being to improve health outcomes, reduce waste, and more. Questions have been raised, however, about whether data can be used to predict terrorism. And serious concerns have been voiced about the impact of developing technologies on individual liberties and on community-law enforcement relations. Join our expert panel to learn more about how these technologies are getting deployed and whether there is a place for big data in counterterrorism and law enforcement.

CLICK HERE to RSVP. If you have any additional questions, please contact Brennan Center Events Coordinator, Jafreen Uddin, at or 646.292.8345.

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