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Tech/Law Colloquium

Tech/Law Colloquium

 A joint collaboration between Cornell Computing and Information Science (CIS) and Cornell Law, the Tech/Law Colloquium hosts thinkers engaged in c

Introduced in Fall 2017, the Tech/Law Colloquium series explores emerging technologies and the legal and policy challenges surrounding them.

A joint collaboration between Cornell Computing and Information Science (CIS) and the Cornell Law School, the Tech/Law Colloquium (INFO 6113/LAW 7113) is billed as a series of dialogues with professors, practitioners and other scholars, investigating how law and new technologies interact and shape each other. Surveillance, privacy, algorithmic bias – these are just some of the legal and ethical concerns to be discussed during this hybrid public lecture and course led by Info Sci Assistant Professor Karen Levy. The lecture portion will be held from 7 to 8:15 p.m. Tuesdays in Gates Hall G01 or unless otherwise noted and is open to all Cornell community members and the general public. Past talks will be recorded and shared here.

This fall's semester schedule is as follows:

September 5 – Arvind Narayanan (Computer Science, Princeton University) – “Uncovering Commercial Surveillance on the Web” – Watch

September 12  – Elizabeth Joh (Law, University of California-Davis) – “The Undue Influence of Surveillance Technology Companies on Policing” – Watch

September 19 – Woodrow Hartzog (Law, Northeastern University) – “Privacy’s Blueprint: The Battle to Control the Design of New Technologies” – Watch

September 26 – Jennifer Doleac (Public Policy/Economics, University of Virginia) – "The Deterrent Effects of DNA Databases: Evidence from the US and Denmark" – Watch

October 3 – Solon Barocas (Information Science, Cornell)–  “Regulating Inscrutable Systems” – Watch

October 24 – James Grimmelmann (Law, Cornell Tech) – “The Structure and Interpretation of Legal Programs” - Watch

October 31 – Fred Schneider (Computer Science, Cornell) – “A Doctrine of Public Cybersecurity” - Watch

November 7 – Ifeoma Ajunwa (Industrial and Labor Relations, Cornell ) – “Hiring by Algorithm” – This talk will be held in Myron Taylor Hall, Room 184 – Watch

November 14 – Deirdre Mulligan (Information/Law, University of California—Berkeley), "Escaping a Governance-By-Design Dystopia: Four Rules of Engagement" - Watch

November 28 –  Mark Latonero (Data & Society Research Institute/Communication, University of Southern California) – “Technological Interventions in the Refugee/Migration Crisis” – Watch