Privacy Lecture Series: Click here to see the full schedule for Fall 2016 and Spring 2017
The Privacy Lecture series is now over. Information about the upcoming series will be available soon.
We live in an age where little of what we do is kept private. As we surf the web, the sites we visit and the buttons we click are logged and used for commercial purposes. Depending on where we live, our movement throughout the day may be tracked by GPS, by privately and publically owned surveillance cameras, and by countless cell phone cameras. Our financial, academic, and health records are held on servers that are sometimes breached. Personal information about us and our loved ones is readily available on the web, often because of our own over sharing, and our “right to be forgotten” is only a distant hope in many parts of the world. Depending on our race, ethnicity, or personal history, our location and communication may be monitored, even without a court order. Scientia’s colloquium series for the coming year will look at privacy from multiple perspectives, including computer science, law, architecture, history, and the future.