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Daniel Solove presents on Information Privacy Law

Visiting Scholar

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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Daniel J. Solove is the John Marshall Harlan Research Professor of Law at the George Washington University Law School.   He is also a Senior Policy Advisor at the law firm Hogan Lovells.  Additionally, he is the founder of TeachPrivacy,http://teachprivacy.com, a company that helps schools with privacy issues.  An internationally-known expert in privacy law, Solove is the author of several books, including Nothing to Hide: The False Tradeoff Between Privacy and Security (Yale 2011),  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. soon to be in its fourth edition, with co-author Paul Schwartz.  He is also the author of Privacy Law Fundamentals (IAPP 2d edition, 2013) (with Paul Schwartz).  Solove has published about than 40 articles and essays  and has been interviewed and featured in several hundred media broadcasts and articles.  For more information about Professor Solove, go to http://www.danielsolove.com.