Digital Technology is Spying on Us: Privacy Implications of Apps and Devices
Tuesday, October 29
LORI B. ANDREWS, JD
Distinguished Professor of Law, IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law; Director, IIT Chicago-Kent Institute for Science, Law and Technology
It's 5:30 on a workday morning. Your smart alarm wakes you up and alerts the coffeemaker to brew your morning joe. When you leave the house, an app on your smartphone accesses your calendar and suggests the fastest route to the office. Throughout the day, your fitness tracker collects data about your most active and productive hours and shares it with other smart devices in the workplace.
This scenario may sound futuristic, but it's happening now. Analysts estimate that there will be more than 26 billion connected devices in use by 2020—from smartphones and fitness trackers to baby monitors and healthcare apps. These digital technologies are changing the way we live. But they’re also acting as miniature surveillance devices, sharing information about the most intimate aspects of our lives with marketing companies, insurers and employers.
If you've ever wondered about the implications of this massive network of connected devices—also known as the "Internet of Things"—this is your chance to get the inside scoop from Lori Andrews, an expert on emerging technologies and internet privacy issues. Come join us and learn how to protect your privacy in an increasingly connected world.
Lori B. Andrews, JD, is internationally recognized for her research and advocacy on reproductive technology, gene patents and internet privacy. Listed by the National Law Journal as one of the "100 Most Influential Lawyers in America," she is the author of 11 nonfiction books, including I Know Who You Are and I Saw What You Did: Social Networks and the Death of Privacy (2012), as well as three novels. She received her BA summa cum laude from Yale College and her JD from Yale Law School.
Tuesday, October 29
9:15 to 9:45 a.m.— Coffee in the Marillac Room
10 to 11:30 a.m.— Lecture and Q&A session in the Loyola Theater
11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.—Catered lunch in the Marillac Room
Complimentary valet parking available.