SOURCE: SpiderOak


March 06, 2012 08:00 ET

Media Alert: SpiderOak to Speak on Improving Privacy Practices at 2012 SXSW® Panel

SpiderOak CEO Ethan Oberman Joins EFF, Cox Cable, Project DoD Experts on Cutting-Edge Panel

SAN FRANCISCO, CA--(Marketwire - Mar 6, 2012) - SpiderOak, the zero-knowledge cloud backup, sync and sharing environment that is 100 percent private, today announced that CEO Ethan Oberman will join other industry leaders in a panel discussion at this year's South by Southwest® Interactive, taking place in Austin March 9-13, 2012. Categorized as an intermediate-level social media discussion, "Fighting for Your Users Without Becoming a Target" will discuss how companies can improve their privacy practices, protect their users' privacy and speech rights and respond to common legal threats.

Held Saturday, March 10, from 3:30 - 4:30 p.m. CST, the session will be organized by Corynne McSherry, intellectual property director of the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF), a renowned non-profit organization that fights for digital rights for the public. The interactive panel discussion will feature legal and practical advice from McSherry and SpiderOak CEO Oberman, as well as Randy Cadenhead, senior privacy counsel at Cox Communications, and computer security professional Chris Mooney, who also co-founded and directs Project DoD, a non-profit collective organized to research and develop tools, technologies, and infrastructure that promote community, solidarity, and autonomy.

Interactive panel discussion: "Fighting for Your Users Without Becoming a Target"

Corynne McSherry, Electronic Frontier Foundation intellectual property director (Panel Organizer)
Ethan Oberman, SpiderOak CEO
Randy Cadenhead, Cox Communications senior privacy counsel
Chris Mooney, Project DoD co-founder and computer security expert

Saturday, March 10, 2012
3:30 - 4:30 p.m. CST

Capital Ballroom, Omni Downtown
2012 South by Southwest Interactive
Austin, TX

SpiderOak is also co-sponsoring EFF's SXSW Mashup Party, a night of remixed and recreated grooves featuring Hank Shocklee, Dan Friel and special surprise DJs. The party takes place Tuesday, March 13 at Six Lounge at 9 p.m. To learn more about the SXSW Mashup Party, please visit

About SpiderOak

SpiderOak provides a cloud backup, sync, and sharing environment that is 100-percent private. Our Zero-Knowledge Privacy Standard ensures absolute confidentiality between you and your data, everywhere, every time and from every device. With SpiderOak you will gain control of your data, manage your data, centralize your data and protect your data. SpiderOak: we've got your back(up). For more information, see: and follow us on Facebook at

About SXSW Conferences & Festivals
The South by Southwest® (SXSW®) Conferences & Festivals (March 9-18, 2012) offer the unique convergence of original music, independent films, and emerging technologies. Fostering creative and professional growth alike, SXSW® is the premier destination for discovery. For more information, visit

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