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[email protected] 2023 keynote: Dr. Kirsten Martin

“Privacy@Michigan. Keynote on privacy and the ethics of big data. Friday, Feb. 17. 11 am. Forum Hall, Palmer Commons and livestreamed. Dr. Kirsten Martin. Professor, University of Notre Dame.”

11:00 a.m. - Noon
Forum Hall, Palmer Commons and online

Register to join the 2023 [email protected] keynote presented by Dr. Kirsten Martin on Friday, February 17 at 11 a.m.

Privacy, Power, and Platforms:  How to think about user privacy expectations online

Join Dr. Kirsten Martin for a [email protected] keynote presentation on privacy expectations on online platforms. Standard approaches to privacy assume individuals relinquish privacy expectations when online or have focused on individuals in relation to a single company. Platforms, such as social media, marketplaces, search engines, etc, are unique in having duties beyond a standard company while also having access to the data of millions of individuals. Dr. Martin will discuss how we need to think about platforms, particularly powerful platforms, as having an obligation to respect the privacy of their users and what that obligation actually entails.

Dr. Florian Schaub, Assistant Professor of Information, School of Information and Assistant Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, College of Engineering, will facilitate Q&A time after the keynote presentation.

Dr. Martin is the director of the Notre Dame Technology Ethics Center (ND TEC) and the William P. and Hazel B. White Professor of Technology Ethics and Professor of IT, Analytics, and Operations in the Mendoza College of Business at the University of Notre Dame, where she hosts the podcast TEC Talks. Dr. Martin is also a University of Michigan College of Engineering alumna. 

This hybrid event will be hosted in-person in Forum Hall, on the fourth floor of Palmer Commons, and livestreamed on the Safe Computing Events page.

Refreshments will be available just prior to the event.