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    Events of Interest: Fordham University: Privacy Rights and Wrongs (April 21)

    There’s a free public conference tomorrow at Fordham that sounds interesting. From the Web site: 

    Privacy Rights and Wrongs: Balancing Moral Priorities for the 21st Century
    Sponsored by The Center for Ethics Education and The Center on Law & Information Policy

    With presentations from well-known academics and experts, this multidisciplinary conference will explore a number of issues related to the topic of privacy and privacy rights, especially in light of recent technological developments and current concerns about terrorism. In addition, this conference will address the problem of defining and defending “privacy rights” within the context of varying legal, moral, and political discourses, as well as the importance of understanding the value of privacy against the backdrop of other values and concerns, such as the doing of justice, the preserving of the common good, and the maintenance and fostering of personal accountability.

    Speakers and topics include:

    Keynote Address: The Key to Limiting Privacy is Oversight
    Amitai Etzioni
    University Professor of International Affairs and Director, Institute for Communitarian Policy Studies
    The George Washington University

    The Philosophy of Surveillance: A Contractarian Reading
    Anita L. Allen
    Henry R. Silverman Professor of Law and Professor of Philosophy
    University of Pennsylvania

    Understanding Privacy
    Daniel Solove
    Professor of Law
    The George Washington University Law School

    A Brief Moral History of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act
    Jennifer Stisa Granick
    Civil Liberties Director
    Electronic Frontier Foundation

    Privacy and the Integrity of Social Life
    Helen Nissenbaum
    Professor, Media, Culture & Communication
    New York University

    Date: April 21, 2009 at 8:30 a.m.
    Location: Fordham University, McNally Amphitheatre, Lincoln Center Campus; 140 W. 62nd Street; New York City
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