“Call for Papers”: Privacy

Posted: 1 de September de 2011 by Fernando Furtado in Call for Papers, Event

Conference Call for Papers

The Information Ethics Roundtable
Conference on Privacy and the Challenge of Technology
Hunter College
New York, New York
April 27, 2012

Tentative Keynote Speaker: Helen Nissenbaum, (Media, Culture, and
Communication, NYU), author of Privacy in Context: Technology, Policy,
and the Integrity of Social Life (Stanford Law, 2010)

In one sense information technology has been a boon for privacy. For
instance, ATMs and online banking mean that we seldom have to present
ourselves to a teller. Online shopping offers similar benefits.
However, technology can also pose a serious threat to privacy, since
so much of what we now do leaves an enduring digital record. This
information can then be recombined to create detailed personal
profiles that couldn’t have emerged in pre-digital days. Moreover,
this information can be distributed far, wide, and immediately without
our consent or even knowledge.

Information ethics studies the value questions that arise from the
creation, control, and access to information. The Information Ethics
Roundtable (http://ier2012.wordpress.com/5-2) is a yearly conference
that brings together information scientists, librarians, philosophers,
and social scientists to discuss ethical issues such as intellectual
property, intellectual freedom, and censorship. This year’s conference
will address conceptual, empirical, and ethical issues related to
privacy and the connection between privacy and information technology.
Questions addressed will include:

•    Is privacy valuable?
•    To what extent does privacy benefit from technology?
•    To what extent is privacy threatened by technology?
•    When is the sharing of others’ personal information appropriate or
inappropriate?
•    What role should privacy play in increasingly digitized academic and
public libraries?
•    To what extent is privacy law keeping up with changes in technology?
•    Does privacy have a future?

Submit an abstract of up to 500 words on any of the above or closely
related topics.  E-mail submissions to tdoyle@hunter.cuny.edu.
Include your full name, institutional affiliation, and e-mail
address.  Address any queries about the conference to Tony Doyle at
the address given above.

Submission Deadline: January 2, 2012
Acceptance Notification: January 31, 2012

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