Nothing to Hide? The Importance of Understanding Privacy
"If you have nothing to hide," many people say, "you shouldn't worry about government surveillance." They argue that we must sacrifice privacy for security. In this talk, Professor Daniel J. Solove will argue that this argument is based on a faulty understanding of privacy. Solove will discuss his theory for how we should understand and value privacy. He will discuss why it is important that we have a clear understanding of what privacy is (why we can't just ignore the issue), why existing attempts at defining privacy have failed, and how we should go about understanding privacy. He will propose a clear, accessible, and practical way to understand privacy.
Daniel J. Solove is the John Marshall Harlan Research Professor of Law at the George Washington University Law School. He is a Senior Policy Advisor at Hogan Lovells. He is also the founder of TeachPrivacy, a company that provides privacy and data security training programs to businesses, schools, healthcare institutions, and other organizations. An internationally known expert in privacy law, Solove has been interviewed and quoted by the media in several hundred articles and broadcasts, including the New York Times, Washington Post, Wall Street Journal, USA Today, Chicago Tribune, the Associated Press, ABC, CBS, NBC, CNN, and NPR.