2017 Events

Must Privacy Give Way to Use Regulation?
November 9, 2017
Helen Nissenbaum, Cornell Tech, presented a paper contesting the argument that the rise of big data and associated technologies have rendered traditional information privacy protections untenable and must be replaced by regulations on the uses of data analytics. Professor Neil Richards, Washington University School of Law joined the lecture to comment on Nissenbaums’ presentation and engaged her in dialogue.

New Technology, the Fourth Amendment, and the Future of Privacy
September 13, 2017
Ben Wizner, Director of the ACLU’s Speech, Privacy and Technology Project and chief legal advisor to NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden gave a speech about the impact of modern technology on Privacy. Mr. Wizner’s talk reflected on privacy law in the United States and the upcoming Carpenter Supreme Court case concerning law enforcement access to cell site location information.

Adventures in Usable Privacy and Security: From Empirical Studies to Public Practice
April 11, 2017
Dr. Lorrie Cranor presented her research in digital privacy and security usability studies, discussed various cyber threats and hacking schemes. Professor Cranor also shared reflections and lessons from her tenure as Chief Technologist of the Federal Trade Commission.

Predictive Analytics Law and Policy: Mapping the Terrain
March 24, 2017
The Program on Data and Governance co-sponsored a predictive analytics symposium with the I/S Journal of Law and Policy for the Information Society. Leading scholars discussed the challenges and opportunities associated with the use of predictive analytics in the private and public sectors. Pulitzer Prize winning reporter Steve Lohr of The New York Times delivered the keynote address. I/S Symposium Issue

Privacy and Government Cross-Border Requests for Data
February 17, 2017
Professor Peter Swire, a distinguished privacy and cyber security law scholar visited Moritz to discuss “Privacy and Government Cross-Border Requests for Data.” At the Program on Data and Governance’s first Data Points lecture, Professor Swire explored the differences between American and European Union privacy laws and the obligations that companies may face in responding to domestic and international law enforcement requests for user account information. Listen to the podcast here.