Kevin Bankston from the Electronic Frontier Foundation and Ann Brick from the ACLU of Northern California will be speaking on Monday, November 6 from Noon to 1 p.m. in Bannan 135. The Social Justice Monday topic is”Social Justice and Cyber Liberties.” The event will be co-sponsored with the High Tech Law Institute.
Kevin Bankston, a staff attorney specializing in free speech and privacy law, was the Electronic Frontier Foundation’s Equal Justice Works/Bruce J. Ennis Fellow for 2003-05. His fellowship project focused on the impact of post-9/11 anti-terrorism laws and surveillance initiatives on online privacy and free expression. Before joining EFF, Mr. Bankston was the Justice William J. Brennan First Amendment Fellow for the American Civil Liberties Union in New York City. At the ACLU, Mr. Bankston litigated Internet-related free speech cases, including First Amendment challenges to both the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (Edelman v. N2H2, Inc.) and a federal statute regulating Internet speech in public libraries (American Library Association v. U.S.). Mr. Bankston received his J.D. in 2001 from the University of Southern California Law Center, and received his undergraduate degree from the University of Texas in Austin.
Ann Brick has served as a staff attorney for the American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Northern California since January 1991. Her work at the ACLU focuses in large part on technology issues, with a particular emphasis on rights of free expression and privacy. Ms. Brick received her J.D. degree from Boalt Hall (University of California at Berkeley). Upon graduation from law school, she served as a law clerk to Judge Alfonso J. Zirpoli of the United States District Court for the Northern District of California.