What’s the best way to protect yourself and your sources from government monitoring? Don’t have possession of the information in the first place.
That was the main advice from panelists at Thursday evening’s discussion, Cybersecurity for Journalists (and Everyone!), at Franklin Hall. The Media School teamed up with experts from the IU Maurer School of Law, the IU Center of Applied Cybersecurity Research and IU’s Center for International Media Law and Policy Studies for the discussion and audience Q&A.
“The law has traditionally done the protecting of confidential sources,” said panelist and associate professor Anthony Fargo, who helped organize the event.
However, these laws don’t extend to protecting one’s phone and email records, which is how the government identifies confidential sources. In fact, the government usually doesn’t need to subpoena the journalist anymore, thanks to technology. The Obama administration prosecuted eight people for …
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Panel discussions, classroom activities and an alumna’s gift are geared toward exploring these issues.