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Preventing Privacy from Becoming a Luxury Good: Vote for Virtru at SXSW

August 27, 2014

We’re going to SXSW this year, but we need your vote.  Here’s the description of our proposed panel Preventing Privacy from Becoming a Luxury Good” with Will Ackerly and Tim Edgar. Here’s our abstract:

In her book Dragnet Nation, an investigative look at America’s surveillance economy, author Julia Angwin argues that in our data-saturated economy, privacy is becoming a luxury good. In this panel, participants will discuss the steps individuals, private industry, and the government must take to ensure privacy is available to everyone. Panelists will discuss the consequences of surveillance by governments, service providers, advertisers and cybercriminals as well as the steps the technology industry has taken (or have failed to take) in the wake of Ed Snowden’s 2014 SXSW challenge to create “usable security solutions” for the average person. Panelists will also explore why it’s so important to our individual freedoms to protect what Chief Justice John Roberts calls, “the privacies of our lives.” – See more at:

We have a singular focus on privacy. Preserving privacy is essential in our personal lives and it is important that our private business communications stay that way.  Our core mission is to create solutions to make it easier for individuals and business to reclaim a sense of privacy in an age when privacy and security is rarely the default. Help us spread the word about the importance of privacy by voting for our proposal panel.