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  • James Fisher spoke at the ACLU of Colorado Bill of Rights Dinner about how he and the ACLU are working together to stop the criminalization of poverty for the thousands of Coloradans who are trapped in debtors’ prisons.

  • Our membership has quadrupled in the last six months, making it possible to do more than ever to protect civil rights and civil liberties in Colorado. Thank you to all our new members, supporters, and donors, and the ones who’ve been with us for years.

  • Leisel Kemp, whose brother Jason was killed by CSP after they entered his home without a warrant, spoke at the 2013 Bill of Rights Dinner about the ACLU’s legal advocacy on behalf of her family.

  • Out of Sight, Out of Mind is an original short film from the ACLU of Colorado about a man who has spent 17 years in solitary confinement and now suffers from debilitating mental illness.

Civil Rights Committee CLE: Safeguarding Your Right to Privacy

Civil Rights Committee CLE

Safeguarding Your Right to Privacy:
Data Security in a Digital World

Friday, Feb. 27 • Noon–1 p.m.
CBA offices, 1900 Grant St., Third Floor
One general CLE credit applied for.
  • Ryan Bergsieker is a former AUSA and current attorney at Gibson Dunn specializing in, among other things, information security and data privacy. He will discuss the tools used to obtain information from individuals and companies by different government agencies—from law enforcement agencies investigating alleged criminal activity to regulatory agencies investigating whether companies are adequately protecting their customers’ personal and financial data—as well as what companies can do to mitigate the risk and minimize the cost of these government inquiries.
  • Denise Maes is a former White House staff member and current Public Policy Director of the ACLU of Colorado. She will discuss current litigation the ACLU is involved in with respect to challenging the Patriot Act and FISA, the ACLU’s representation of Edward Snowden, and state legislative developments concerning privacy-related matters.
  • Nicole Day is an intellectual property attorney at Holland & Hart and specializes in the internet and digital media, including privacy and information security. Her presentation will cover common privacy and security-related issues that all companies should be concerned about if they collect, store, or otherwise handle personal information, including basic legal compliance obligations, internal security concerns and employee obligations, and high-level issue spotting in vendor agreements.
Cost is $15 and includes lunch for those attending the live program.
Webcast option is available.

RSVP by clicking here, or by calling 303-860-1115 ext. 727

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