Confidentiality 2020: Can We Keep Secrets Any More? Thursday, May 15, 2014 from 4:30 PM – 6:00 PM Microsoft Innovation & Policy Center | 901 K Street Northwest | Washington, DC 20001 The Internet, social media and the Internet of Things are dramatically reducing the cost of collecting and sharing information. One result is that it is becoming easier to track what companies and governments are doing. Another result is that whistleblowers, malicious hackers, and organizations like Wikileaks can disseminate huge quantities of confidential information (e.g. government memos, Swiss bank records, and phone recordings). Are we seeing an inevitable trend towards transparency? Or will companies and organizations find ways to lock down their networks and their information? If radical transparency is inevitable, what should organizations do to adapt? Join us for an informal roundtable discussion with: David Brin - Noted science fiction writer, futurist, and author of “The Transparent Society” ; Greg Elin -- GovReady.org and former Chief Data Officer, FCC ; Allan Holmes -- The Center for Public Integrity Tom Lee – Director, Sunlight Labs ; Barry Pavel, VP, Atlantic Council, and Director, Brent Scowcroft Center on International Security ; Mark Rasch – Chief Privacy and Data Security Officer, SAIC Moderator: Michael Nelson - Principal Technology Policy Strategist, Microsoft Schedule 4:00 Networking and snacks 4:30-6:00 PM. Roundtable discussion Webcast: http://www.isoc-dc.org/isoc-dc-tv/ Event Location: Microsoft Innovation & Policy Center 901 K Street, 11th Floor, NW Washington, DC 20001 This event has been planned to comply with the requirements of the Legislative and Executive Branch gift rules. Executive Branch personnel wishing to attend should consult with their designated Agency Ethics Office.