San Diego, CA—Today, Clio, the leader in cloud-based legal technology, announced that Glenn Greenwald—former constitutional lawyer, Pulitzer Prize–winning journalist, and best-selling author—will be giving a keynote presentation at the 2019 Clio Cloud Conference in San Diego. A modern-day luminary on data privacy and confidentiality, Greenwald is best known for his insider coverage of Edward Snowden’s controversial global surveillance disclosures exposing top-secret operational details of the US National Security Agency.
“Privacy and confidentiality are central to any lawyer-client relationship,” says Jack Newton, CEO and Co-founder of Clio. “But as professional relationships shift increasingly online, how equipped are lawyers to define what makes information private? I invite professionals from across the legal industry to attend Glenn Greenwald’s talk to expand their knowledge on what data privacy means for their practice.”
The inclusion of Greenwald highlights the fact that today’s lawyers, who act as trustees for sensitive client information, need to understand how the flow of information in any environment—digital or physical—has the potential to impact people’s lives. Greenwald will share his first-hand experiences, speaking on pressing issues related to privacy and confidentiality, and the profound impact attorneys can have in preserving democracy.
Acclaimed as one of the 25 most influential political commentators by The Atlantic, one of America’s top 10 opinion writers by Newsweek, and one of the Top 100 Global Thinkers for 2013 by Foreign Policy, Greenwald is a former constitutional and civil rights litigator. He was a columnist for The Guardian until October 2013 and is now a founding editor of The Intercept. He is a frequent guest on CNN, MSNBC, FOX and various other television and radio outlets. He has won numerous awards for his NSA reporting, including the 2013 Polk Award for national security reporting, the top 2013 investigative journalism award from the Online News Association, the Esso Award for Excellence in Reporting (the Brazilian equivalent of the Pulitzer Prize), and the 2013 Pioneer Award from Electronic Frontier Foundation. In 2013, Greenwald led the Guardian reporting that was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for public service, and his work was featured in the 2014 film Citizenfour, which won the Academy Award for Best Documentary.
Greenwald will join a lineup of esteemed speakers to be featured at this year’s Clio Cloud Conference held in San Diego, October 21-22, 2019. Now in its 7th year, the Clio Cloud Conference will attract over 2,000 attendees who want to learn and be inspired by legal and technology leaders from around the globe. Those interested in attending are encouraged to purchase their 2019 passes early as space is limited.
Clio, the leader in cloud-based legal technology, empowers lawyers to be both client-centered and firm focused through a suite of cloud-based solutions, including legal practice management, client intake and legal CRM software. Clio has been transforming the industry for over a decade with 150,000 customers spanning 90 countries, and the approval of over 65 bar associations and law societies globally. Clio continues to lead the industry with initiatives like the Legal Trends Report, the Clio Cloud Conference, and the Clio Academic Access Program. Clio has been recognized as one of Canada’s Best Managed Companies, a Deloitte Fast 50 and Fast 500 company. Learn more at clio.com.
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