FBI director James Comey will appear on a panel at SXSW this year alongside Newseum CEO Jeffrey Herbst. Yup, that James Comey. According to a press release, the two will discuss issues of national security in the “the age of disruption.”
The Newseum is the premier national institution that promotes the freedoms of the First Amendment and the right of free expression… At SXSW, we will conduct a unique conversation examining the tensions between privacy and national security. Being able to share a high level conversation with FBI Director James Comey and the audience in Austin will help us all understand the challenges to our rights in the age of disruption.
The session takes place 3/13 at 5PM at the Downtown Hilton Austin.
UPDATE: Pitchfork points out that Comey has backed out of SXSW “due to scheduling conflicts keeping him in Washington, DC.”