Event Details

This term, the Supreme Court will decide United States v. Carpenter, one of the most important Fourth Amendment cases in recent memory. The Court has been asked to determine whether there is a reasonable expectation of privacy for cell site location information shared with a cellular provider and, in turn, whether law enforcement must obtain such data with a warrant based on the probable cause standard, or if an order issued pursuant to a lesser showing is sufficient. Beyond location data, the case presents a broader issue about a customer’s reasonable expectation of privacy for sharing other types of data.

Verizon’s General Counsel, Craig Silliman, will host an expert panel to further address the case and its implications for citizens, technology companies, and the intersection between privacy (our desire to be free from government intrusion) and security (our need for law enforcement to investigate crime).

Confirmed Panelists:

  • Amit Agarwal, Florida Solicitor General, who previously argued a case similar to Carpenter on behalf of the government before the en banc 11th Circuit Court of Appeals

  • James Garland, Partner at Covington & Burling LLP, and former Deputy Chief of Staff and Counselor to Attorney General Eric Holder at the U.S. Department of Justice

  • Lisa Hayes, General Counsel at the Center for Democracy & Technology

  • Chris Madsen, Vice President and Chief Counsel for Law Enforcement, Security, and Safety issues at Oath

  • Nathan Wessler, Staff Attorney at the ACLU who argued the case on behalf of Carpenter before the Supreme Court

A complimentary box lunch will be provided at this event, which is intended to comply with federal and executive branch ethics rules. If you have any questions about the value of the meal being provided at the event, or if you need to make arrangements to pay for the meal, please contact David Young at [email protected]


  • When: Thu Feb. 15
    4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

  • Address: 1300 I Street, N.W.
    Washington DC,US 20005

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