Taking Responsibility for One’s Own Data Privacy and Security–Is it Possible, and How?

April 24, 2015 8:30 am

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8:30 – 9:00 a.m. Breakfast and Registration

9:00 – 9:15 a.m.

Welcome and Opening Remarks

Fitts Auditorium

9:15 – 10:30 a.m.

Law, Ethics, and Philosophy of Privacy

Fitts Auditorium

A key question is how much responaiblity society can reasonably expect end users to take for protecting their own privacy.  This panel will explore how to strike the proper balance from the standpoint of philosophy, ethics, and fairness.

Anita Allen (University of Pennsylvania)

Adam Moore (University of Washington)

Helen Nissenbaum (New York University)

Moderator: Christopher Yoo (University of Pennsylvania)

This panel has been approved for 1.0 ethics credit hour for Pennsylvania lawyers.

10:30 – 10:45 a.m. Break

10:45 – 12:15 p.m.

Economics of Privacy

Fitts Auditorium

Our modern information economy has been built upon users’ acceptance and use of digital technologies that have enabled companies and government organizations to glean valuable meaning from the data generated by this use. This panel of experts will discuss the potential tradeoffs inherent in asking users to take a greater or lesser role in protecting their own privacy.

Alessandro Acquisti (Carnegie Mellon University)

Hal Varian (Google)

Peter Swire (Georgia Tech)

Kirsten Martin (George Washington University)

Moderator: Joe Turow (Annenberg School) (invited)

12:15 – 12:45 p.m. Lunch

Levy Conference Center

12:45 – 1:45 p.m.

Generational Differences

Levy Conference Center

Both young people and senior citizens are widely viewed as having different levels of interest and ability to control their own privacy. This panel will explore the empirical foundations of these differences and similarities to help bring clarity to this debate.

Heng Xu (Pennsylvania State University)

Kelly Caine (Clemson University)

Alice Marwick (Fordham University)

Moderator: Jeffrey Vagle (University of Pennsylvania)

1:45 – 2:00 p.m. Break

2:00 – 3:15 p.m.

Privacy and User Cognitive Psychology

Fitts Auditorium

The ability of users to manage their privacy with increasingly complex technologies depends heavily on the user’s ability to understand their environment. This panel will draw on expertise in cognitive and social psychology, and privacy law to explore whether and how end users can exercise control over their information privacy.

Jonathan Baron (University of Pennsylvania)

Florencia Marotta-Wurgler (New York University)

Ryan Calo (University of Washington)

Moderator: Tess Wilkinson-Ryan (University of Pennsylvania)

3:15 – 3:30 p.m. Break

3:30 – 4:45 p.m.

Using Technology to Preserve Privacy

Fitts Auditorium

Since the Snowden revelations of 2013, countless articles have been written advising users on raising their information security and privacy awareness by taking a more defensive approach in their online lives. These approaches often require users to develop a deeper understanding of new technologies and tools, a proposition many users do not relish. This panel will discuss how technology can be used to enhance user privacy without inadvertently making the problem worse.

Lorrie Faith Cranor (Carnegie Mellon University)

Roger Dingledine (Tor Project)

John Verdi (NTIA)

Moderator: Jonathan Smith (University of Pennsylvania)

4:45 – 5:00 p.m.

Closing Remarks

5:00 – 6:30 p.m. Reception

Great Hall


Golkin 100, Michael A. Fitts Auditorium Philadelphia, PA
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