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Faculty Book Forum Series: Professor Woodrow Hartzog

Join us for a lively discussion about Professsor Woodrow Hartzog's new book.

Privacy's Blueprint: The Battle to Control the Design of New Technologies
(Harvard University Press, 2018)

Every day, internet users interact with technologies designed to undermine their privacy. Social media apps, surveillance technologies and the internet of things are all built in ways that make it hard to guard personal information. And the law says this is ok because it is up to users to protect themselves ---   even when the odds are deliberately stacked against them.  

In Privacy's Blueprint: The Battle to Control the Design of New Technologies, Professor Woodrow Hartzog pushes back against this state of affairs, arguing that the law should require software and hardware makers to respect privacy in the design of their products. "This is a book about the technology design decisions that affect our privacy," says Hartzog. "It's about going beyond scrutinizing what gets done with our personal information and confronting the designs that enable privacy violations. And it's about how everyone  ---   companies, lawmakers, advocates, educators and users  ---   can contribute to and interact with the design of privacy-relevant technologies." 

Comments by
Noah Phillips
Federal Trade Commission

Light refreshments will be provided. 

Sponsored by the Faculty Colloquium

Wednesday, February 13, 2019 at 12:00pm to 1:30pm

Northeastern University School of Law, 250 Dockser

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