Hirsch attends IAPP Privacy Summit
Program Director Dennis Hirsch attended the IAPP Global Privacy Summit in D.C. on April 19 to participate in a panel on “The Ethics of Innovation: How Privacy and Data Advancements Can Coexist” with Rob Sherman of Facebook and Michelle De Mooy of the Center for Democracy and Technology.

Rudesill Appears on All Sides with Ann Fisher
Professor Dakota Rudesill appeared on All Sides with Ann Fisher on WOSU on June 16 to discuss the “DNC Breach and the Threat of Cyber Espionage.”

Hirsch co-leads summer course at the University of Amsterdam
Professor Dennis Hirsch co-lead and taught a summer course on privacy law and policy July 4-8 at the University of Amsterdam, Institute for Information Law.

Parasidis visits “The Week in Health Law”
Professor Efthimi Parasidis visited “The Week in Health Law” for a discussion on recent health law topics in the news. Click here to listen to a full podcast of the episode.

Kaminski selected to serve as Center for Democracy & Technology fellow
Professor Margot Kaminski has been invited to serve as a Fellow of the Center for Democracy & Technology (CDT) for 2016. A D.C.-based, nonprofit, publicinterest organization, CDT is a leading voice in global internet policy and works to advance the rights of the individual and the constitutional and democratic values of free expression, privacy, and individual liberty. CDT invites roughly 15 leading academics to serve as fellows each year. She will continue to teach courses at Moritz while holding the fellowship.

Shane serves as one of 17 reviewers for $3 million Knight News Challenge on Libraries
Professor Peter Shane was one of 17 reviewers—library professionals, journalists, scholars and technology experts—brought together in Miami May 4-5 by the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation to discuss semifinalists in the Knight News Challenge on Libraries, which will commit $3 million to projects that answer the question, “How might libraries meet 21st century information needs?”

Akbar receives American Constitution Society award
The Columbus Lawyer Chapter of the American Constitution Society recently honored Professor Amna Akbar with the Progressive Young Leader Award at its annual awards reception on April 28, 2016.

Hirsch attends final face-to-face meeting of the Uniform Law Commission Drafting Committee as reporter
Professor Dennis Hirsch attended the sixth and final face-to-face meeting of the Uniform Law Commission Drafting Committee for the Employee and Student Online Privacy Protection Act in Dallas, Texas, Feb. 26-27.  He has served as the reporter for the project for two years.

Kaminiski awarded Privacy Law Scholars Conference for paper on Privacy and the Right to Record
Professor Margot Kaminski received the 2016 Privacy Law Scholars Conference (PLSC) Junior Scholars Award for her paper “Privacy and the Right to Record.”

Kaminski testifies at U.S. House of Representatives
Professor Margot E. Kaminski testified at the U.S. House of Representatives Energy and Commerce Committee hearing entitled “The Disrupter Series: The Fast-Evolving Uses and Economic Impacts of Drones,” on Nov. 19, 2015. Kaminski is one of the country’s rising experts on law and technology, and her work focuses on privacy, speech, online civil liberties, intellectual property law, and the legal issues raised by artificial intelligence and robotics. In her House testimony, she spoke about the impact of drones on privacy. “For drones to be publicly accepted and fulfill their economic potential, citizens must be able to trust that their surveillance powers will not be abused,” she stated.