TITLE: No Place to Hide: Behind the Scenes of Our Emerging Surveillance Society
SPEAKER: Robert O'Harrow
EVENT DATE: 2005/07/18
RUNNING TIME: 55 minutes
Robert O'Harrow, reporter for the Washington Post, discussed his book, "No Place to Hide: Behind the Scenes of Our Emerging Surveillance Society." In his talk, O'Harrow discusses how the government, using advanced computer technology, is accumulating private marketing, medical, travel and other personal data on citizens as it steps up its fight against terrorism and what the impact of these practices is on traditional notions of civil liberties.
Speaker Biography: As a reporter for the financial and investigative staffs of the Washington Post, Robert O'Harrow has carved out a data privacy beat and uncovered stories about the use of information that has led to changes in state and federal law. In 2000, O'Harrow was a finalist for a Pulitzer Prize. He was a recipient of the 2003 Carnegie Mellon Cybersecurity Reporting Award. He is also an associate of the Center for Investigative Reporting.