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The Future of Privacy in Socially Networked World Symposium

Monday, Feb. 25

Watch Live!

5:30 p.m., Keynote Address with Evgeny Morozov - CANCELED DUE TO WEATHER
"Why are we so dumb about smart technologies? Surviving interconnectivity and big data"
Evgeny Morozov, author of The Net Delusion: The Dark Side of Internet Freedom

Tuesday, Feb. 26

10:30 a.m., Conversation on “Strategies for Effective Privacy and Civil Liberties Activism”
Ashley Packard, University of Houston - Clear Lake and
Chris Soghoian, Principal Technologist, ACLU

1:30 p.m., Panel Discussion, “What the Courts Can – and Should – Do to Preserve Constitutional Privacy Protections”
Evgeny Morozov, Ashley Packard, Chris Soghoian
Moderated by Stephen Henderson, OU College of Law

All sessions will be held in the Ethics & Excellence in Journalism Foundation Auditorium
Gaylord Hall, Room 1140

A Centennial Presentation of the Gaylord College of Journalism and Mass Communication in conjunction with the Institute for Constitutional Heritage

Gaylord College and Institute for Constitutional Heritage

Evgeny Morozov, Keynote Speaker

Evgeny Morozov

Evgeny Morozov is the author of The Net Delusion: The Dark Side of Internet Freedom (Public Affairs, 2011). “If you thought that Facebook, Twitter, and the World Wide Web would trigger a new wave of democratic transformations, read this book and think again,” said Stephen M. Walt, Belfer Professor of International Affairs, Harvard University. Morozov is also the author of the forthcoming (Public Affairs, March 2013) To Save Everything, Click Here: The Folly of Technological Solutionism. He is a contributing editor for The New Republic and a columnist for Slate. He has also written for The New York Times, The Economist, The Wall Street Journal, The International Herald Tribune, Le Monde, Financial Times, The Times Literary Supplement, and other publications.

Stephen Henderson, Panel Moderator

Stephen Henderson

”Since information privacy is a fundamental principle of human development and dignity that has been acknowledged by all modern democracies, thoughtful and careful regulation of government access is a critical issue,” Prof. Henderson wrote in “Expectations of Privacy in Social Media,” in the Mississippi College Law Review last year. While “access to such records is necessary not only for the prevention and detection of traditional crimes but also to prevent and detect ... identity theft and computer hacking, ... law enforcement access implicates information privacy and American norms of limited government and principles of freedom of speech and association.” Prof. Henderson joined the University of Oklahoma College of Law faculty in 2011 after eight years at Widener University School of Law. He received a J.D. from Yale Law School, where he co-founded the Yale Law and Technology Society and served as articles editor for the Yale Journal on Regulation. Professor Henderson teaches, writes, and lectures in the areas of Criminal Law, Criminal Procedure, Intellectual Property, and Computer Crime. He serves as Reporter for the American Bar Association Criminal Justice Standards on Law Enforcement Access to Third Party Records, the black letter for which were approved by the House of Delegates in February 2012. He is cofounder and co-webmaster of the Crimprof Multipedia, an online multimedia pedagogical resource for criminal law and procedure professors.

Ashley Packard

Ashley Packard

Ashley Packard is the chair of the Communication and Studio Art Department at University of Houston-Clear Lake, where she teaches in the graduate Digital Media Studies Program and undergraduate Communication Program. She is the author of two books, Digital Media Law (Wiley, 2nd Ed., 2012) — a remarkable work, one reviewer wrote, “structured in terms of the two most powerful agents of change for media of the late twentieth and early twenty-first centuries: Internationalization and digitalization” — and The Borders of Free Expression (Hampton Press, 2009). Her articles on media law have been published in the Journal of International Media & Entertainment Law, Journalism and Mass Communication Monographs, Communication Law & Policy, Communications and the Law, University of Georgia Journal of Intellectual Property Law and Law/Technology. She is also a peer reviewer for Communication Law and Policy. Her doctorate is from the University of Missouri School of Journalism. Her courses at UH-Clear Lake include Digital Media Law & Ethics, Media Law, Communication Ethics and Public Relations Writing.

Chris Soghoian

Chris Soghoian

Chris Soghoian is the Principal Technologist and a Senior Policy Analyst with the Speech, Privacy and Technology Project at the American Civil Liberties Union. “The most prominent of a new breed of activist technology researchers,” The Economist magazine called him. “The organisations targeted by Dr. Soghoian usually start off by accusing him of being mistaken or naive, before admitting that he is right and modifying their policies, or issuing a statement saying that a fix was already in the works.” He completed his Ph.D. at Indiana University in 2012, which focused on the role that third-party service providers play in facilitating law-enforcement surveillance of their customers. Between 2009 and 2010, he was the first ever in-house technologist at the Federal Trade Commission's Division of Privacy and Identity Protection, where he worked on investigations of Facebook, Twitter, MySpace and Netflix. Prior to joining the FTC, he co-created the Do Not Track privacy anti-tracking mechanism now adopted by all of the major web browsers.