Singularity Watch Spotlight

“If you want my information, bring me a warrant”. Kurt Opsahl (Electronic Frontier Foundation) | Singularity Watch S01 E07

A journey with one of the loudest voices in the protection of free speech and privacy online!

In the XR domain (Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality) we give away a huge amount of data, from audio and video of the inside of our house, telemetry about our movements, depth data and images that can build a highly accurate geometrical representation of your place, that can map exactly where that mug sits on your coffee table, all generated by a simultaneous localization and mapping (SLAM) system. In an era when being offline is not an option anymore, and the tracking can happen anytime and anywhere, we need to defend our rights even stronger.

Kurt Opsahl is the Deputy Executive Director and General Counsel of the Electronic Frontier Foundation. In addition to representing clients on civil liberties, free speech and privacy law, Opsahl counsels on EFF projects and initiatives. 

He’s the lead attorney on the Coders’ Rights Project, and is representing several companies who are challenging National Security Letters. 

Some years ago, he’s been called a “rabid dog” by the Department of Justice, and he loved it!

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