Submissions:2022/Reclaiming the right to privacy with grassroots tactics

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Reclaiming the right to privacy with grassroots tactics


Saturday Longer Sessions

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We are proposing a panel discussion followed by Q&A.The US government engages in surveillance on a massive scale, including the communications of Wikimedians. Although the Foundation has sued the National Security Agency, lawsuits and advocacy in the federal legislature are not enough to make meaningful changes to mass surveillance. In the past few years, grassroots organizing campaigns across the country have found creative ways to ensure that local communities can make demands that are heard so that they do not have to live under constant watch. This panel of activists and organizers will share their experiences and tips so that Wikimedians can fight for their right to privacy.

Panelists will include:

  • Evan Greer, Director, Fight for the Future [1]
  • Dr. Matt Mahmoudi, Researcher & Adviser, AmnestyTech [2]
  • Jennifer Lee, Technology & Liberty Project Manager, ACLU-WA [3]
  • Micah Epstein, Founding member, Coveillance Collective [4]


[1] [2] [3] [4]

Academic Peer Review option:

Author name:

Franziska Putz

E-mail address:

Wikimedia username:

FPutz (WMF)

Affiliated organization(s):

Wikimedia Foundation; ACLU-WA; Fight for the Future; Coveillance Collective

Estimated time:

45 minutes

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