At Length with Steve Scher

At Length with Marc Rotenberg

Prior to his Graduate School Public Lecture, Watching the Watchers: Fighting Back in an Age of Ubiquitous Surveillance, Marc Rotenberg, president and executive director of the Electronic Privacy Information Center and professor at the Georgetown University Law Center, sat down for a conversation with At Length host Steve Scher, ’87.

Recorded on Thursday, November 20, 2014.
Rotenberg Lecture Poster

Poster from the lecture, Watching the Watchers: Fighting Back in an Age of Ubiquitous Surveillance. Click to enlarge.

Marc Rotenberg leads the vanguard in the fight for privacy and respect for the citizen in the post-9/11 era of insecurity. A tireless champion of open and honest government, Rotenberg bridges the worlds of law, policy and tech to add volume to the voice of privacy activism in America, frequently testifying before Congress on issues of privacy, big data and civil liberties and contributing to prominent publications including the Economist, the New York Times and USA Today.

In this conversation with Steve Scher, Rotenberg discusses the balance between privacy and practicality, contemplating the constitution in times of fear and unrest and the “incredibly creepy” picture emerging through violations of data privacy in both the public and private sectors.