“The Stripping of Freedom: A Careful Scan of TSA Security Procedures”

WHEN: Thursday January 6, 2011, 8:30 am Registration

WHERE: The Carnegie Institute for Science – 1530 P St. N.W. Washington, DC

WHO: Electronic Privacy Information Center (EPIC), Center for the Study of Responsive Law (CSRL)

WHAT: The press is invited to a one-day public conference devoted to an assessment of the TSA airport security procedures.

Experts in law, aviation security, and health safety, advocates for flyers rights, privacy protection, and religious freedom, as well as lawmakers and policy advisors will participate in the event. The event will also include a rich media display, with images from airport protests, YouTube videos, and campaign materials.

A link to the live stream of the conference will be available on the event website at http://epic.org/events/tsa/. Remote viewers will be able to ask questions and participate via twitter by tweeting #ScanTSA

Speakers include:

Ralph Nader, consumer advocate
Nadhira Al-Khalili, CAIR
David Greenfield, New York City Councilman
Kate Hanni, Flyers Rights
Jim Harper, CATO
Michael Roberts, Airline Pilot
Prof. Jeffrey Rosen, GWU
Marc Rotenberg, EPIC
Bruce Shneier, Security Expert

For more information:

http://epic.org/events/tsa/ and http://twitter.com/ScanTSA



Amie Stepanovich
National Security Fellow
Electronic Privacy Information Center
202-483-1140 (Ext. 120)