Privacy at the Margins

Tags: Law Innovation / Privacy / Technology Policy

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Privacy is sometimes considered a second-tier right, and less significant than equality or liberty. However, privacy is of material importance, particularly to marginalized communities disproportionately subjected to surveillance by corporate and private actors.

This conference will unpack how surveillance regimes have engendered disproportionate harm to underrepresented groups based on racial, sexual, immigration, religious, and gender biases. Speakers will underscore the role of privacy as a form of resistance not only to surveillance, but to cultural conformity and homogeneity, and will examine the many ways in which privacy is not simply an affectation of the privileged, but a critical form of anti-subordination.

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03/12/21 9:00am - 9:15am
Welcome & Introduction
03/12/21 9:15am - 10:30am
Racial & Immigrant Disparities in Privacy Law
  • Ming Hsu Chen — Moderator
    Professor, Faculty-Director, Immigration and Citizenship Law Program, University of Colorado Law School
  • Khiara M. Bridges — Panelist
    Professor of Law, UC Berkeley School of Law
  • Anil Kalhan — Panelist
    Professor of Law, Drexel University
  • Francella Ochillo — Panelist
    Executive Director, Next Century Cities
03/12/21 10:30am - 10:45am

03/12/21 10:45am - 12:00pm
Categories of Control: The Regulation of Sexuality & Gender
03/12/21 12:00pm - 12:45pm
Privacy through an African American Lens
  • Dr. Anita Allen — Keynote
    Henry R. Silverman Professor of Law and Professor of Philosophy, University of Pennsylvania
03/12/21 12:45pm - 1:30pm
Lunch Break

03/12/21 1:30pm - 2:45pm
The Costs of Privacy: Surveillance of the Poor
  • Margot Kaminski — Moderator
    Professor, University of Colorado Law School
  • Tristia Bauman — Panelist
    Senior Attorney, National Homelessness Law Center
  • Karen Levy — Panelist
    Assistant Professor, Cornell University
  • Dalia Ritvo — Panelist
    Assistant Attorney General, Colorado Office of the Attorney General
03/12/21 2:45pm - 3:00pm
Closing Remarks

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