Roe v Wade: Critical Implications for Our Personal Privacy

About the Webinar

The overturning of Roe v Wade has upended what privacy means for every single person in the USA.  We invite you to a webinar with legal and privacy experts to learn what this ruling means for your personal privacy and safety.

The panelists:

  1. Explored the privacy implications of the Supreme Court’s recent ruling
  2. Outlined expected legal intrusions by states on personal privacy
  3. Discussed how new state laws directly incentivize vigilantes and hackers
  4. Shared tangible strategies on how to protect oneself, including minimizing the vast ‘data footprint’ created by our use of everyday technology.


  • Moderator: Alexa McCulloch, Leadership Council, SecureTheVillage. Co-chair, Los Angeles Chapter, Harvard W3D.  Cybersecurity entrepreneur. Rocket Scientist
  • Kelley Misata,PhD, Founder & CEO, Sightline Security
  • Tim Toohey, JD, PhD, Privacy, Cybersecurity, and Technology Law. Partner at Greenberg Glusker
  • Marc Hurwitz, President, Crossroads Investigations, former CIA officer

This lively discussion is relevant to any gender, sexual orientation or political affiliation, as some Justices have suggested that other monumental cases could be revisited, implying we may expect even more dramatic challenges to our privacy rights going forward.

From the Webinar

SecureTheVillage Five Critical Do’s & Don’ts for Online Privacy

Crossroads Investigation Social Media Privacy Tip Sheet – 19 pages of detailed instructions on how to ensure your settings are set correctly to protect your information.  It includes Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and LinkedIn!

Privacy Recommendations from Marc:

  • Best email encryption: protonmail
  • Best private messaging app: Signal
  • Best No-Log VPN:; VPN Unlimited
  • Online Tracker Protection:
  • iPhone Privacy: settings–>privacy–>location services–>system services–>significant locations, off–>clear

From the Electronic Frontier Foundation

  • Privacy Badger is an install-and-forget browser add-on that stops advertisers and trackers from secretly tracking where you go and what pages you look at on the web. If an advertiser or other third party seems to be tracking you across multiple websites without your permission, Privacy Badger automatically blocks them from loading any more content in your browser.
  • Cover Your Tracks analyzes how well your browser and add-ons protect you against online tracking techniques. A Cover Your Tracks test shows you how trackers see your browser, and how uniquely configured—and thus identifiable—it is. In addition to a user tool, Cover Your Tracks is also an ongoing research project to uncover the tools and techniques of online trackers and test the efficacy of privacy add-ons.
  • Surveillance Self-Defense (SSD) is EFF’s online guide to defending yourself and your friends from surveillance by using secure technology and developing careful practices. In addition to tutorials for installing and using security-friendly software, SSD walks you through concepts like making a security plan, the importance of strong passwords, and protecting metadata.

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