3/5: Privacy and Public Policy Challenges of Social Technology

March 5, 2007 12:30 pm to 1:30 pm

Chris Kelly is the Chief Privacy Officer of Facebook.The rise of social technology through sites like Facebook empowers users to model their connections with other people in the real world and allows them to share information more effectively and efficiently with their friends. Most of this sharing is unquestionably socially beneficial. But fears that some of the sharing can be harmful lead to regulatory and other efforts focusing on privacy, safety, and asserted illegal use of material protected by copyright and other intellectual property regimes.

Chris Kelly, Chief Privacy Officer of Facebook, will discuss the current state of the regulatory and public policy landscape in the US and abroad, what the near future might look like, and the technologies and social architectures Facebook deploys to minimize potential misuse of the site.

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