On Wednesday, December 3rd, the Majority Staff of the House Committee on Homeland Security will host a series of roundtable discussions on the future of privacy, civil rights, and civil liberties at the Department of Homeland Security.
The event, entitled “A Path Forward: Constitutional Protections in Homeland Security”, is sponsored by Rep. Bennie G. Thompson, Chairman of the Committee on Homeland Security. Experts from the public sector will give their views on the focus the Department should take in dealing with privacy, civil rights, and civil liberties during the new Administration. There will be a total of six panels, all listed below.
Chairman Thompson released the following statement regarding the event:
“As the Department of Homeland Security enters its first transition, it is essential that its new leadership and Congress work together to ensure that the privacy, civil rights, and civil liberties of American citizens are made a priority in the continuation of the Department’s current programs and implementation of new policies. The Department must understand that it can both preserve the Constitutional rights of the American people and maintain its mission to keep our nation secure.”
When: Wednesday, December 3rd, 2008
Where: 311 Cannon House Office Building
Time: 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
9am – The Road Ahead: Protecting Civil Liberties in a Natural Disaster
10am – A New Direction: Privacy Implications in Datamining
11am – The Way Forward: Privacy and Domestic Intelligence & Information Sharing
1pm – The Advancing Lane: Transportation Security & Privacy and Civil Liberties
2pm – The Changing Course: Privacy, Civil Liberties, and the Border
3pm – A Progressive Dimension: Cybersecurity and Privacy
Please follow this link for information on Moderators and Panelists.
For More Information, please contact Dena Graziano or Adam Comis at (202) 225-9978.