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CIS Grace Hopper Lecture: “Data Privacy is Important, But It’s Not Enough”
November 29 at 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Our current data ecosystem leaves individuals, groups, and society vulnerable to a wide range of harms, ranging from privacy violations to subversion of autonomy to discrimination to erosion of trust in institutions. In this talk, I’ll discuss the Data Co-ops Project, a multi-institution, multi-disciplinary effort I co-lead with Kobbi Nissim. The Project seeks to organize our understanding of these harms and to coordinate a set of technical and legal approaches to addressing them. In particular, I’ll mention recent joint work with Ayelet Gordon and Alex Wood, wherein we argue that legal and technical tools aimed at controlling data and addressing privacy concerns are inherently insufficient for addressing the full range of these harms.
Microsoft Visiting Professor, Princeton University Center for Information Technology Policy (CITP) and Professor, School of Computer Science and Engineering, Hebrew University
Katrina Ligett is currently on sabbatical as the Microsoft Visiting Professor at the Princeton University Center for Information Technology Policy (CITP). She is a professor in the School of Computer Science and Engineering at the Hebrew University, where she is also the head of the MATAR Program on the Interfaces of Technology, Society, and Networks. Her primary research interests are in data privacy, algorithmic fairness, machine learning theory, algorithmic game theory, and technology policy.