JOSTL & PILJ Symposium

All Day
on Friday, February 7, 2020
BU School of Law, 765 Commonwealth Ave.
As evidenced by recent European and U.S. state legislative actions, information privacy has come to the forefront of the conversation about personal privacy. U.S. privacy laws are “in flux,” while the rights and abilities of various entities to collect, monitor, use, and disseminate individual information have been the subject of substantial recent legal development. The conversation about the interaction of civil rights and data privacy promises to influence the progression of privacy laws and litigation. The 2020 Journal of Science & Technology and Public Interest Law Symposium will examine the scope and boundaries of privacy protection for personal data, including artificial intelligence, sexual images, biometric information, and personal information, and their implications for civil privacy rights in the context of an increasingly data-driven internet, government, and business climate. The objective of the program will be to elevate the conversation about the intersection of data privacy and the public interest, incorporating civil rights concerns over the proliferation of information technology, and ask what more should be done to protect the individual and the public interest.