10th Deirdre G. Martin Memorial Lecture on Privacy - Latanya Sweeney: How technology impacts humans and dictates our civic future

Posted on Wednesday, February 22, 2017

10th Deirdre G. Martin Memorial Lecture on Privacy

Prof. Latanya Sweeney:
“How Technology Impacts Humans and Dictates our Civic Future”

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Wednesday, February 22nd, 2017, at 4:30pm
Room FTX 302 (Fauteux Hall,  3rd floor, 57 Louis Pasteur, Ottawa, ON)


About the Lecture

Technology designers are the new policymakers. No one elected them, and most people do not know their names, but the decisions they make when producing the latest gadgets and online innovations dictate the code by which we conduct our daily lives and govern our country. Challenges to the privacy and security of our personal data are part of the first wave of this change; as technology progresses, every demographic value and every law comes up for grabs and will likely be redefined by what technology does or does not enable. Examples include data privacy and the 2016 U.S. Presidential election,  as well as racial discrimination in online ads. Join Prof. Sweeney, who is just back from serving as chief technology officer at the Federal Trade Commission and writing a book on the topic, for a session that will brainstorm how to engineer the way forward.


About the Distinguished Speaker

Latanya Sweeney is a Professor at Harvard University; Faculty Dean at Harvard's Currier House; Editor-in-Chief of Technology Science; Director and Founder of Harvard’s Data Privacy Lab; the former Chief Technology Officer at the U.S. Federal Trade Commission; and Commissioner in the U.S. Commission on Evidence-based Policy Making. Dr. Sweeney holds four patents and is credited with more than 100 academic publications. She is a recipient of the prestigious American Psychiatric Association’s Privacy Advocacy Award, an elected fellow of the American College of Medical Informatics, and has testified before government bodies worldwide. Dr. Sweeney became the first African American woman to earn a PhD in computer science from MIT in 2001.


A reception will follow at the Tsampalieros Atrium (3rd floor).

No registration is required. This is a free event.
However, attendees can donate online to the Centre whatever they think is fair.

This event will be in English only. 
The event will be recorded, and photos may be taken.

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