If there is one way to describe Alvaro Bedoya besides hardworking, it is that he is passionate. Nowhere is that more evident than in his work on the surveillance of minority populations, a passion fueled by Bedoya's time as chief counsel to the Senate Judiciary Subcommittee on Privacy, Technology and the Law. It was during that time that the Snowden revelations hit, and Bedoya was baffled by the ways in which minority populations were being surveilled and the lack of voices speaking up against that. Three years ago, Bedoya, who is now executive director of the Center on Privacy and Technology at Georgetown Law, launched a daylong conference called The Color of Surveillance, which brought to the stage activists, scholars and artists from impacted minority populations to discuss the widespread impact government surveillance has had on their communities and what they're doing to combat it. This year's conference on July 19 will focus on government surveillance of religious minorities. It's free and open to the public via RSVP.
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