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December 28, 2022 CHAIR CHAT

Episode 18: Susan Landau

This week's Chair Chat features a discussion with Tufts University Professor in Cyber Security and Policy, Computer Science and Engineering Susan Landau about encryption and privacy. Watch the full chat below!

This Bar year, Section Chair Juan R. Thomas will host esteemed guests and colleagues for a weekly Chair Chat. This platform is designed to bring together legal scholars, advocates, thought leaders and activists committed to fighting for social justice, protecting our democracy, and upholding the rule of law, and to share strategies for tackling the existing and emerging civil rights issues facing our country. 

Guest Speaker

  • Susan Landau, Bridge Professor in Cyber Security and Policy, The Fletcher School, Tufts University; Professor, School of Engineering, Department of Computer Science, Tufts University


  • Juan R. Thomas, Chair, ABA Section of Civil Rights and Social Justice; Of Counsel, Quintairos, Prieto, Wood & Boyer, P.A.


S. Landau, FTC lawsuit spotlights a major privacy risk: From call records to sensors, your phone reveals more about you than you think, The Conversation, August 30, 2022.

Hal Abelson, Ross Anderson, Steven M. Bellovin, Josh Benaloh, Matt Blaze, Jon Callas, Whitfield Diffie, Susan Landau, Peter G. Neumann, Ronald L. Rivest, Jeffrey I. Schiller, Bruce Schneier, Vanessa Teague, and Carmela Troncoso, Bugs in our Pocket: The Risks of Client-Side Scanning, 2021.

Encryption Working Group, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, Moving the Encryption Policy Debate Forward, September 2019.

S. Landau, Encrypted Smartphones Secure Your Identity, Not Just Your Data, The Conversation, February 28, 2018

S. Landau, Transactional information is remarkably revelatory, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, Vol. 113, No. 20 (May 17, 2016), pp. 5467-5469.

W. Diffie and S. Landau, Privacy on the Line: The Politics of Wiretapping and Encryption, MIT Press, 1998 (rev. ed. 2007).

S. Landau, Control Use of Data to Protect Privacy, Science, Vol. 347, Issue 6221, January 30, 2015.

W. Diffie and S. Landau, Privacy on the Line: The Politics of Wiretapping and Encryption, MIT Press, 1998 (rev. ed. 2007).

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