16 Nov 2016 5:30pm - 7:00pm Winstanley Lecture Theatre, Trinity College, Cambridge



Professor Katyal, one of the top US Supreme Court advocates as well as the Paul Saunders Professor of National Security Law at Georgetown University, will contrast European and American approaches to data privacy, digital security, and transparency, with an eye on recent groundbreaking cases in the United States. He has represented most of the top technology companies in the Apple Iphone San Bernadino decryption case, as well as in the Microsoft Gag Orders case, and will use those cases as exemplars of what governments should not be doing, and draw some lessons about the future of governance in this area.

Speaker Biography

Neal Katyal is the Saunders Professor of National Security Law at Georgetown Law School. He served as Acting Solicitor General of the United States during the first term of the Obama Administration and is one of the most prolific U.S. Supreme Court advocates of our time. Among his cases are Hamdan v. Rumsfeld, in which he prevailed in a challenge against the policy of military trials at Guantanamo Bay; Northwest Austin v. Holder, a defense of the constitutionality of the Voting Rights Act of 1965; the successful challenge against the state of Utah's ban on gay marriage; and a landmark case before the Federal Circuit concerning the patentability of the human genome. Reflecting Neal's interest in technology, he serves as a Board Partner at Social Capital, a Silicon Valley firm that focuses on technology and philanthropy.

Free and open to all. This lecture is hosted by The Centre for the Study of Existential Risk and The Leverhulme Centre for the Future of Intelligence 

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