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Thursday, March 31 • 12:00pm - 1:15pm
Regulating Private Sector Intrusion Technologies & Services

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Computer Network Exploitation (CNE) capabilities are rapidly proliferating as a central component of national security and policing operations across the world. Powers to use CNE are often characterised by vague or non-existent codifications in law.

This panel discusses new approaches to regulate private sector services in CNE. In light of recent disclosures and research, we know more about the corporate proliferation of malware and intrusive technologies than ever before. Most research and advocacy on the issue attempts to clarify and expose corporate activities, or has focused on restricting corporate exports through international regulatory mechanisms such as the Wassenaar Arrangement.

Absence of meaningful measures to regulate the hybrid public-private nature of CNE raises an urgent need for critical debate. With this panel, we reveal and critically evaluate laws that regulate how governments may interact with, support, and acquisition services from private actors (whether corporate or individual) as a means to carry out CNE operations. Specifically, we will seek to expand the debate beyond export controls and open new avenues for thinking about this area of regulation. We will raise awareness on current debates, reflect upon success and failures in regulating the private sector in different legal systems, and seek to increase the exchange of knowledge across national jurisdictions.

Speakers
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Ronald Deibert

Director, Citizen Lab, University of Toronto
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Erik Zouave

Research Fellow, The Citizen Lab
Erik Zouave is a Research Fellow at Citizen Lab in the Munk Centre of Global Affairs at the University of Toronto. He designs and participates in advanced research projects at the intersection of law, policy and technology. He works with civil society and provides comments on surveillance, cybersecurity and human rights to domestic and international bodies. Erik Zouave contributed to the Privacy International Eyes Wide Open campaign, conducting... Read More →


Thursday March 31, 2016 12:00pm - 1:15pm
The Fishbowl

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