David Levine delivers talk on 'confidentiality creep' at Yale

"​Associate Professor David Levine gave a talk in early April to attendees at Yale Law School's Information Society Project's 2016 spring conference "Unlocking the Black Box: The Promise and Limits of Algorithmic Accountability in the Professions."

His April 2 presentation, "Confidentiality Creep and Dual-Use Secrecy: The Professions in an Age of Information Capture," shared how emerging technologies are moving beyond the ambit of monitoring, regulation and law, "creating a space in which the information needed to understand technological activity is held only by those with a vested interest in the technology’s rapid dominance."

Levine assessed the parameters and challenges of untethered, unsupported and unanalyzed claims of information of such creep in the development and civilian deployment of drones, aerial robotics, driverless cars and other code-based technologies. He framed “confidentiality creep” around a lack of appreciation of secrecy’s private and public uses."