Date: Friday, March 29, 2013 - 2:30pm - 5:00pm
Location: School of Communications, Media Production Center 100, American University, 4400 Mass Ave NW, Washington, D.C., 20016
"If you've got nothing to hide," many people say, "you shouldn't worry about government surveillance." They argue that we must sacrifice privacy for security. In this talk, based on his new book Nothing to Hide: The False Tradeoff Between Privacy and Security (Yale 2011), Professor Daniel J. Solove will argue that these arguments and many others are flawed. They are based on mistaken views about what it means to protect privacy and the costs and benefits of doing so. The debate between privacy and security has been framed incorrectly as a zero-sum game in which we are forced to choose between one value and the other. Protecting privacy isn't fatal to security measures; it merely involves adequate oversight and regulation. Professor Solove’s talk will examine the many arguments, laws, and policies involved in the privacy-security debate.
This event will take place on March 29, 2013 at 2:30PM.
It is free and open to the public.
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