Is Privacy Overhyped? Four Views of Technology, Security, and Democracy Online

What is the fate of privacy in our uncertain digital future? Four distinguished panelists explore the commercial, policy, and national security implications of the privacy controversy and ponder such questions as: Is there a presumptive right to privacy online? Is sharing of one's personal information virtuous, especially if doing so advances the public interest? Does an obsession with privacy prevent us from achieving important policy goals, such as bolstering personal safety and national security? Can service providers protect the privacy interests of their users while also responding to the legitimate demands of the state?

Date: April 16, 2012
Time: 5:307:30 p.m.

OSI-New York

Brendan Greeley, Evgeny Morozov, Chris Soghoian, Andrew Weissmann, and Jane Yakowitz