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Privacy and Innovation: Friends or Foes?

Privacy and Innovation: Friends or Foes?

Tuesday, October 22, 2019 - 2:45pm to 3:05pm
Center Stage

In the US, debates are raging over privacy and the use of emerging technologies such as big data analytics and artificial intelligence. These debates occur both with respect to public sector applications, such as securing airports and borders; and in the private sector, where leading tech companies are accused of making people’s personal information too easily available to hackers or buyers. What boundaries or frameworks should we use in evaluating the trade-offs between privacy and innovation? Should we evaluate potential impacts on privacy differently in cases where technology is being used to catch criminals vs. cases where it may be used to ensure people receive benefits? And who should be making these evaluations -- citizens, companies, or governments?

Come to this session for a thought-provoking discussion about the decisions and trade-offs we are making today and the choices we will have to contemplate in the future.


Chris Calabrese – Vice President, Policy, Center for Democracy & Technology