Last week’s events were a resounding success! Cordell 5 featured a book launch of Why Privacy Matters by Cordell Director and Professor Neil Richards, with over 150 in attendance in-person and virtually.

The next day, top privacy law scholars from across the country gathered at WashU Law to discuss the scholarly issues raised in the book.  This included what privacy is and isn’t, and why it matters to human identity formation, political freedom, and consumer protection. Law professors from such prestigious schools as the University of Virginia and Georgetown, among several others, engaged in a day-long conference along with invited guests from the Washington University community whose professional work includes privacy matters.

This was The Cordell Institute’s first major on-campus, in-person event since the pandemic required us to hold such conferences virtually.  We are so grateful to the several law professors and other professionals who assembled for two days here in St. Louis!

See below for images from the book launch and panel discussion.

Group photo of Cordell 5 working group attendees