Cross-border case study: When encryption undermines police investigations

  • Event: 2016 Toronto Watchdog Workshop
  • Speakers: Robert Cribb of Toronto Star; Mark Greenblatt of Scripps Washington Bureau; Ellen Weiss of Scripps Washington Bureau; Lynn McAuley of Toronto Star
  • Date/Time: Saturday, May. 14 at 10:45am
  • Location: Rogers Communications Centre, RCC 204
  • Audio file: No audio file available.

Listen to the journalists who assembled a joint investigation into how encrypted communications can prevent U.S. and Canadian law enforcement agencies from solving crimes.

Speaker Bios

  • Robert Cribb is an investigative reporter at the Toronto Star. He has received national reporting awards and citations for investigations into offshore tax evasion, child exploitation, human trafficking, dangerous doctors and public-health threats. Cribb is co-author of Digging Deeper: A Canadian Reporter’s Research Guide (Oxford University Press). He teaches investigative reporting at Ryerson University’s School of Journalism and the University of Toronto. @thecribby

  • Mark Greenblatt is a 3-time Peabody award winner who’s work has led to widespread reforms, new local and federal laws and the federal indictment of a former V.A. chief. His work has earned the I.R.E. Medal, duPont-Columbia, Livingston, national Emmy for investigative, national Murrow and he has twice been named a finalist for Harvard’s Goldsmith Prize. Mark is a proud father and husband, brews his own beer, and he is the Fund For Investigative Journalism’s Treasurer.

  • Lynn McAuley is the Associate Editor of the Toronto Star currently leading the investigative team. She has worked with reporters to foster collaborative journalism with other news media and academic institutions for the past seven years. Examples of this work include the Panama Papers, the Paradise Papers and the Implant Files. She joined the Star in 2005 after 20 years with the Ottawa Citizen where she was the managing editor.

  • Ellen Weiss has been Chief of Washington Bureau and Vice President of The E. W. Scripps Company since February 11, 2013. She oversees a multimedia national investigative team and in 2015 received her forth Peabody Award for the “Under the Radar” investigative series. In 2018, she helped launch a new initiative aimed at producing in-depth, original investigative, enterprise and long-form documentaries under the Scripps National news brand, Newsy. @Ellen_weiss

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