Book Launch: Why Privacy Matters With Author and Professor Neil Richards
In-person event on the Washington University campus at Anheuser-Busch Hall, Bryan Cave Courtroom, AB-310 or virtually via Zoom
December 02, 2021
4:00PM - 5:30PM CST
Join author and professor Neil Richards, Koch Distinguished Professor in Law at Washington University in St. Louis on Thursday, December 2, 2021, 4:00-5:30 pm CST for an author discussion and Q & A about his new book Why Privacy Matters.
REGISTRATION IS NOW CLOSED.
This is an-person event on the Washington University campus at Anheuser-Busch Hall, Bryan Cave Courtroom, AB-310. Directions. Limited in-person space available for those with a valid Washington University ID card or proof of Covid vaccination and photo ID. University policy requires that masks be worn throughout this indoor event. Alternatively, please join us virtually, via Zoom. Register below for either format.
As Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg once put it, “the Age of Privacy is over.” But Zuckerberg and others who say “privacy is dead” are wrong. In Why Privacy Matters, Neil Richards explains that privacy isn’t dead, but rather up for grabs. Richards shows how the fight for privacy is a fight for power that will determine what our future will look like, and whether it will remain fair and free. If we want to build a digital society that is consistent with our hard-won commitments to political freedom, individuality, and human flourishing, then we must make a meaningful commitment to privacy.
In our discussion, Richards will explain why privacy remains so important and offers strategies that can help us protect it from the forces that are working to undermine it. Pithy and forceful, Why Privacy Matters is essential reading for anyone interested in a topic that sits at the center of so many current problems.
Advance registrations only.