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Privacy and Technological Innovation – Compatible or Mutually Exclusive?

How worried should we be about our privacy when we engage in Web surfing, blogging, Tweeting, social networking, video sharing, and other online activities? Some are very worried that advances in digital technologies compromise our identity protection and open us up to intrusive surveillance and exposure. 

Yale Law School’s Information Society Project will tackle the topic at a Privacy and Innovation Symposium to be held Friday, October 29, from 1 to 5 p.m. at Yale Law School.

Sponsored by the Kauffman Foundation, the symposium will bring together leading scholars to explore in a series of panel discussions the relationship between privacy and innovation and consider how the need to protect privacy can promote technological innovation in industries ranging from healthcare to digital commerce. Panels will also examine how innovations designed to protect privacy can promote freedom of expression.

The event will be held in Room 127, with a reception following in the Alumni Reading Room. It is free and open to the public, but advance registration is required. For online registration as well as information about the panelists and panel topics, visit the Privacy and Innovation Symposium website.