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Dennis Hirsch

Dennis Hirsch

Facial recognition and society

Professor Dennis Hirsch recently appeared on All Sides with Ann Fisher to discuss the government use of facial recognition. His interview begins at 33:09 and focuses on the issues concerning the Ohio Law Enforcement Gateway (OHLEG) facial recognition initiative. Visit […]

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Professor Dennis Hirsch quoted in Readers Digest article concerning FaceApp security questions

Dennis Hirsch, Professor of Law and Director of the Program on Data and Governance, was recently quoted in an article by Readers Digest concerning the questions surrounding the popular FaceApp. 

“People do not understand who is behind the apps and what they can do with people’s data, and so they voluntarily give their data to such apps even when they shouldn’t,” he said. You can read the full article here.

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Is Apple really a privacy-first company?

Professor Dennis Hirsch was quoted in an article by Salon titled, “Is Apple really a privacy-first company?” 

“I think this is a welcome development where companies are starting to appreciate they can compete with each other with privacy.”

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Can predictive analytics be made safe for humans?

“Data ethics is the new form of risk mitigation for the algorithmic economy,” Hirsch said.

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Dennis Hirsch speaks at U.S. Senate roundtable on the future of privacy regulation

As data protection becomes a growing concern in the United States, legislators like U.S. Sens. Jeff Flake (R-Ariz.) and Chris Coons (D-Del.) are investigating possible solutions. In July, the senators hosted the Subcommittee on Privacy, Technology, and the Law’s first roundtable discussion, which focused […]

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