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Your Car Is Spying On You - Tuesday, July 9th, 7:00PM-9:00PM CST

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BIO:
Our speaker this month is Evan Enzer. Evan is an Austinite by marriage and former legal fellow at The Surveillance Technology Oversight Project (STOP), a New York-based non-profit advocating at state and local levels. A graduate of Berkeley Law, he previously interned with the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau on the privacy workstream, was an advanced clinical student in Berkeley's technology policy clinic, and volunteered with Berkeley's Digital Rights Project. Evan currently works as a privacy subject manager expert at Simmons Bank, where he is building an enterprise-wide privacy program. Evan also worked as a summer clerk for affordable housing non-profits and was a team leader for Berkeley Law's Animal Law Project. Before law school, Evan worked in homeless services and local music. Outside of law and policy, Evan loves competitive pickleball and social entrepreneurship.

TALK SUMMARY:
In 2022, Evan Enzer, along with the Surveillance Technology Oversight Project, published a report on law enforcement access to vehicle data, entitled Wiretaps on Wheels. Evan doesn’t claim to have started the trend, but subsequently, Mozilla, Consumer Reports, the California Privacy Protection Agency, FTC, and more, began new investigations into cars. During this hybrid event, Evan (who will be joining us remotely), along with moderator Kevin Welch (EFF-Austin), will discuss what led to STOP’s report, detail STOP’s white paper, and discuss the subsequent developments in vehicle privacy.

HOW TO ATTEND:
Capital Factory is located at 701 Brazos Street, on the 1st floor of the Omni Hotel. We are in the Devvie meeting room. To locate Devvie, locate Capital Factory's main event room off the Omni lobby, Voltron, Suite 150. Once inside, there should be someone at the desk to direct you to our meetup, but, if no one is there, proceed to the left past the kitchen and down the hallway, Devvie is right around the corner. You may also message us on this event or message us at @EFFaustin on Twitter or @effaustin on Mastodon if you are having trouble finding us. Please note that the room will be locked and EFF-Austin will not have access until 10-15 minutes before 7:00pm CST. We will try to have someone in the Omni lobby earlier than that in front of the Voltron doors to greet you if you arrive early, but otherwise just wait in the lobby until you are let in.

Talk will be livestreamed at https://www.youtube.com/user/austintechlive and will later be archived at https://www.youtube.com/user/effaustin. Questions for the speaker from virtual attendees may be submitted via the Youtube livestream chat, our Twitter account, @EFFaustin, or our Mastodon account, @effaustin.

Parking for the Omni Garage can be validated at the Capital Factory front desk inside room Voltron, Suite 150, reducing the cost to $8. If no one is at the desk, check with EFF-Austin meetup organizers, we can provide you with one. Attendees must park after 5pm and leave before 10pm to receive the discount, otherwise they will be charged full price, which is $3.25 for every 30 minutes. Affordable street park is also available nearby. Details: https://capitalfactory.com/parking/

AFTER PARTY:
Join us for the discussion from 7:00PM-9:00PM, followed by drinks and camaraderie from 9:00PM-10:00PM in the Omni Hotel lobby.

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EFF-Austin advocates establishment and protection of digital rights and defense of the wealth of digital information, innovation, and technology. We promote the right of all citizens to communicate and share information without unreasonable constraint. We also advocate the fundamental right to explore, tinker, create, and innovate along the frontier of emerging technologies.

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