Understanding Privacy ∞ July 17, 2009

July 17, 2009

What is privacy? Why is it valuable? How should we balance it against other interests? What does privacy mean in the world of modern technology? Privacy, as many have lamented, is currently a concept in disarray. Professor Daniel Solove will discuss his new book, Understanding Privacy, in which he proposes a new theory for understanding privacy that draws from a broad array of interdisciplinary sources and provides clear guidance for engaging with privacy issues in law and policy.


10:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.                 Welcoming Reception and Registration

10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.                 Presentation by Daniel Solove:  Understanding Privacy

12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.                   Lunch

1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.                     Presentation by Professor Stefano Grazioli

Daniel Solove is a professor of law at the George Washington University Law School. An internationally-known expert in privacy law, Solove is the author of several books, including Understanding Privacy (Harvard 2008), The Future of Reputation: Gossip and Rumor in the Information Age (Yale 2007) (winner of the 2007 McGannon Award), and The Digital Person: Technology and Privacy in the Information Age (NYU 2004). Professor Solove is also the author of a textbook, Information Privacy Law with Aspen Publishing Co. now in its third edition, with co-author Paul Schwartz. Solove has published more than 30 articles and essays, which have appeared in leading law reviews such as the Yale Law Journal, Stanford Law Review, California Law Review, Michigan Law Review, NYU Law Review, University of Pennsylvania Law Review, and Duke Law Journal. Professor Solove has testified before Congress and has been interviewed and featured in several hundred media broadcasts and articles, including the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, Chicago Tribune, USA Today, Associated Press, Time, Newsweek, ABC, CBS, NBC, CNN, and NPR. A graduate of Yale Law School, he clerked for Judge Stanley Sporkin, U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia, and Judge Pamela Ann Rymer, U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit. He also worked at the law firm Arnold & Porter in Washington, DC. Professor Solove teaches information privacy law, criminal procedure, criminal law, and law and literature.

Ever wondered whether you were having a perfectly secure, encrypted communication… with a crook? All too often, information security focuses on what the computer scientists can engineer (and the vendors sell) and not enough on the management of the human element involved in business communication and transactions. For the last ten years Professor Stefano Grazioli has studied business lies, frauds and misrepresentations in fields as different as commercial lending, ecommerce, and benefit card management. He will briefly introduce some key results of his research and describe opportunities to partner with UVA in initiatives designed to better understand, and eventually curb, various forms of deception and fraud that affect business life.