The Center for Internet and Society at Stanford Law School is a leader in the study of the law and policy around the Internet and other emerging technologies.
UW hacking suspect's case addresses privacy, access
Jennifer Granick, Heckenkamp's attorney and clinical director at the Center for Internet and Society at Stanford University, has frequently assailed what she calls the government's overzealous prosecution of hacker cases. In this case, she believes that UW-Madison and its police invaded Heckenkamp's privacy.
This talk will explore the ways in which changes in the architecture of communications technologies call into question the doctrinal approaches the Supreme Court and lower courts have taken to constitutional conflicts between speakers and property owners--that is, First Amendment challenges to legal regimes protecting real, personal, and intellectual property. If we want to take these First Amendment questions seriously, and we should, it may be time to recalibrate the doctrine machine.
Monday, November 19, 2001
4:00 - 5:30 p.m.
The Commissioner will discuss the issues related to online privacy and the FTC's role in the area of online privacy, including the Commission's law enforcement activities, the agency's recommendation that Congress enact privacy legislation, and the Financial Modernization Act. The Commissioner will also address the status of privacy legislation and what such legislation might look like.