Privacy Panel

Preparations for our Roundtable on privacy and emerging technologies are now complete: tomorrow’s event will be fascinating as it brings together industry and civil society perspectives. My suspicion is that privacy, in its many aspects, is emerging as perhaps the single biggest issue of the 21st century. Yet the said 21st century has yet to wake up to the fact.

Here’s the program:

You are invited to an

Emerging Technologies Roundtable:

July 9, 2010 – Privacy and Emerging Technologies

Privacy is emerging as one of the hottest topics of the 21st century, as emerging technologies revolutionize our experience of communication, security, business, and ever other aspect of our lives. Recent controversies have focused on Facebook and Google. Do these technologies inherently challenge our notions of privacy? Are we ready for lives that involve far more public disclosure? Eric Schmidt’s much-quoted statement “If you have something that you don’t want anyone to know, maybe you shouldn’t be doing it in the first place” set off a firestorm of comment. The Electronic Frontier Foundation responded: “Google, governments, and technologists need to understand more broadly that ignoring privacy protections in the innovations we incorporate into our lives not only invites invasions of our personal space and comfort, but opens the door to future abuses of power.” It might have added: it also invites consumer rejection and fundamental challenges to the acceptance and success of our technologies.

This is the first of a series of C-PET Emerging Technologies Roundtable events to focus the privacy debate. Space is limited: please RSVP promptly to secure your seat. There is no charge for participation, and lunch will be provided.

The Emerging Technologies Roundtable brings together diverse stakeholders to focus key issues and look ahead to their long-term impact.

Quick Links

Friday, July 9, 2010

Privacy and Emerging Technologies

at the Center for Policy on Emerging Technologies
10 G Street NE, Suite 710
11:45AM – 1:30PM (Lunch provided, please RSVP)

Register for this event »

Speakers include:

Jules Polonetsky “Privacy Innovations and Privacy Gaps 2010
Co-chair and Director of the Future of Privacy Forum; former Chief Privacy Officer, AOL

Daniel W. Caprio
Managing Director, McKenna, Long and Aldridge; former Chief Privacy Officer, Department of Commerce

Erica Newland
Policy Analyst, Center for Democracy and Technology

Jay Stanley
Senior Policy Analyst, Speech, Privacy, and Technology, ACLU

Moderator: Nigel M. Cameron
President and CEO, Center for Policy on Emerging Technologies (C-PET)

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