Submissions:2022/Wikimedia sued the National Security Agency for mass surveillance. Now what?

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This submission has been accepted for WikiConference North America 2022.


Wikimedia sued the National Security Agency for mass surveillance. Now what?


Saturday Longer Sessions

Type of session:

Birds of a Feather/Panel


The US government engages in surveillance on a massive scale, including the communications of journalists, researchers, dissidents, artists, and human rights activists. Because Wikimedia projects are borderless and interconnected, US surveillance programs impact the projects. Mass surveillance impedes engagement with the projects and hinders our mission of sharing the sum of all human knowledge. The Foundation sued the National Security Agency, attempting to end one of these programs. We will also advocate in the US federal legislature to make meaningful changes to mass surveillance. We will discuss these effort and will be joined by experts from the American Civil Liberties Union and the Knight Foundation for the discussion.

Academic Peer Review option:

Author name:

Kate Ruane

E-mail address:

Wikimedia username:


Affiliated organization(s):

Wikimedia Foundation

Estimated time:

60 minutes

Special requests:

Online presentation

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