Tuesday, March 15, 2016
Reception to follow.
Helen Nissenbaum, Media, Culture, and Communication, New York University
Projected benefits of data science and the paradigm of big data are not compatible with the regulation of information collection prompted by concerns over privacy. So goes a compelling and popular argument.
Dr. Nissenbaum will challenge this perspective not only because it plays suspiciously well with the dominant business model of the commercial information industry but also because it rests on misconceptions and ambiguities of key terms. She will unravel the debate between those who continue to see value in protecting privacy and those who would forgo privacy in favor of use regulation. There is no denying some of the genuine and unprecedented challenges to privacy posed by data science, but letting it go will undermine a cornerstone of individual freedom.
Sponsored by the Brown University Executive Master in Cybersecurity.