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The Center on Law and Security and the Information Law Institute at
NYU School of Law Present:

Symposium on Government Access to Data in the Cloud

May 26 – 27, 2015
Lipton Hall, D’Agostino Hall
108 West Third Street

To watch the video of the symposium, please click here

CLS and ILI are grateful to Microsoft Corporation for generous support for this symposium.

This Symposium, hosted by the Information Law Institute and the Center on Law and Security, will present cutting-edge research on domestic, international and transnational legal approaches to regulating government access to data stored in the cloud. The symposium will bring legal scholars together with participants who bring law enforcement, industry, privacy advocacy and human rights perspectives to bear on the important and often contentious debate about this rapidly evolving issue.

May 26, 2015
8:30 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. Breakfast & Registration

9:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. Panel 1: Searches vs. Subpoenas in the Digital Context 

  • Bryan Choi, New York Law School
  • David Gray, University of Maryland, Francis King Carey School of Law
  • Christopher Slobogin, Vanderbilt Law School
  • Katherine Strandburg, NYU School of Law


  • Jeramie Scott, Electronic Privacy Information Center (EPIC)

10:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. Break

11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Panel 2: Data? Metadata? Third Party Data? 

  • Laura Donohue, Georgetown Law
  • Kiel Brennan-Marquez, Information Society Project, Yale Law School
  • Stephen Henderson, University of Oklahoma, College of Law
  • Susan Freiwald, University of San Francisco, School of Law
  • Olivier Sylvain, Fordham Law School


  • Andrew Selbst, U.S. Court of Appeals

12:30 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. Lunch

1:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. Panel 3: On the Ground Perspectives on the Application of U.S. Surveillance Law to Data in the Cloud

  • Alan Butler, Electronic Privacy Information Center (EPIC)
  • Nathan Judish, Department of Justice
  • Patrick Toomey, America Civil Liberties Union (ACLU)
  • Andrew Schaffer, NYU School of Law


  • Andrew Weissmann, Department of Justice

3:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. Break

3:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. Panel 4: Human Rights Issues in Transnational Data Access

  • Ryan Goodman, NYU School of Law
  • Michael Posner, NYU Stern School of Business
  • Faiza Patel, Brennan Center for Justice


  • Zachary Goldman, NYU School of Law

May 27, 2015
8:30 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. Breakfast & Registration

9:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. Panel 1: Extraterritorial Application of U.S. Law to the Cloud

  • Jennifer Daskal, American University Washington College of Law
  • Peter Swire, Georgia Tech, Scheller College of Business
  • Andrew Woods, University of Kentucky, College of Law
  • Michael Farbiarz, NYU School of Law


  • Daphna Renan, Harvard Law School

10:30 a.m. – 11 a.m. Break

11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Panel 2: Transnational and Foreign Law Perspectives on Cloud Access

  • Joris Van Hoboken, NYU School of Law
  • Ahmed Ghappour, UC Hastings College of Law
  • Ira Rubinstein, NYU School of Law
  • Samuel Rascoff, NYU School of Law


  • Richard Morgan, NYU School of Law

12:30 – 1:30 p.m. Lunch

1:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. Panel 3: Perspectives on Transnational Data Access – Government, Civil Society, and Corporate Views

  • Nate Jones, Microsoft
  • James Garland, Covington & Burling
  • Michael Price, Brennan Center for Justice
  • Kate Westmoreland, Center for Internet and Society, Stanford Law School
  • Mick Stawasz, Deputy Chief for Computer Crime, Department of Justice


  • Judith Germano, NYU School of Law