“Privacy is a human right. We have a responsibility as the tech industry to build trust in technology. ”
Evan is the co-founder and CEO of Snapchat, a platform for people to maintain the spontaneity of social messaging without having to worry about managing a persistent and constant online identity. Released in 2011, the app lets users take photos, record short videos, add text and drawings and send them to a controlled list of recipients. The content is permanently deleted after being viewed. According to Snapchat, in May 2014 the app's users were sending 700 million photos and videos per day, while Snapchat Stories content was viewed 500 million times per day. Prior to founding Snapchat, Evan worked as a software developer at Intuit and attended Stanford University.
Nuala is the president and CEO of the Center for Democracy & Technology, a nonprofit working to advance democratic values in the digital world. She is an internationally recognized expert in Internet and technology policy, particularly in the areas of privacy and information governance. Nuala is passionate about the ways technology and the Internet can be instruments of global free expression and individual freedom, and is committed to finding policy solutions that affect real people.
The panel focused the problems that arise when companies obtain more personal data than is necessary, and when it is ok to cross the line and access someone's information.