Tech Policy Lab Distinguished Lecture: Danielle Citron
The Tech Policy Lab will host preeminent cyber civil rights scholar Danielle Citron for itsDistinguished Lecture on Wednesday, Oct. 5, on the UW campus in Kane Hall at 6:30 p.m. PDT.
"The Fight for Privacy: Protecting Dignity, Identity, and Love in the Digital Age"
Privacy is disappearing. From our sex lives to our workout routines, the details of our lives once relegated to pen and paper have joined the slipstream of new technology. When intimate privacy becomes data, corporations know exactly when to flash that ad for a new drug or pregnancy test. Social and political forces know how to manipulate what you think and who you trust, leveraging sensitive secrets and deepfake videos to ruin or silence opponents. And as new technologies invite new violations, people have power over one another like never before, from revenge porn to blackmail, attaching life-altering risks to growing up, dating online, or falling in love.
As part of the Tech Policy Lab's Distinguished Lecture series, author Danielle Citron will visit the University of Washington to discuss her new book, The Fight for Privacy: Protecting Dignity, Identity, and Love in the Digital Age. A masterful new look at privacy in the twenty-first century, The Fight for Privacy takes the focus off Silicon Valley moguls to investigate the price we pay as technology migrates deeper into every aspect of our lives.
Danielle Citron is the Jefferson Scholars Foundation Schenck Distinguished Professor in Law and Caddell and Chapman Professor of Law at the University of Virginia, where she writes and teaches about privacy, free expression and civil rights. Her scholarship and advocacy have been recognized nationally and internationally. For the past decade, Citron has worked with lawmakers, law enforcement and tech companies to combat online abuse and to protect intimate privacy. Her first book, Hate Crimes in Cyberspace (Harvard University Press, 2014), was widely praised in published reviews, discussed in blog posts, and named one of the 20 Best Moments for Women in 2014 by the editors of Cosmopolitan magazine. In 2019, Citron was named MacArthur Fellow based on her work on cyberstalking and intimate privacy. Citron is the inaugural director of University of Virginia's LawTech Center, and is an affiliate scholar at the Stanford Center on Internet and Society, Yale Information Society Project, and NYU’s Policing Project.