2015 Schedule
Interactive: March 13–17  •  Film: March 13–21  •  Music: March 17–22

Creepy or Cool: Privacy Risks & Social Norms

Monday, March 16
5:00PM - 6:00PM

JW Marriott
Salon 8
110 E 2nd St

Technology is allowing us to connect and communicate in new and fascinating ways – but, this also challenges traditional social norms. We are literally, as a society, trying to figure out the new normal for the Digital Age. Online dating, social networking, ubiquitous computing, and the digitization of our offline selves is creating ample opportunities for businesses to innovate and provide cool new services and products. But by doing so, businesses also open themselves up to tremendous privacy risk.

New services can be considered creepy or invasive, often producing negative headlines, lawsuits and regulatory attention. Plus, businesses and consumers don’t know something is creepy until after the fact—and what seems creepy now may not be so in the near future. So how do businesses predict what privacy issues might come out of new technological services or decide that what seems creepy now won’t be eventually?


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Jedidiah Bracy

Editor, Privacy Perspectives

International Association of Privacy Professionals

As editor of the Privacy Perspectives, Jedidiah Bracy moderates the many views, angles and, well, perspectives that inform information privacy and all its adjacent professions.

In addition to ed...

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Joseph Lorenzo Hall

Chief Technologist

Center for Democracy and Technology

Joseph Lorenzo Hall is the Chief Technologist at the Center for Democracy & Technology, a Washington, DC-based non-profit organization dedicated to ensuring the internet remains free, open and inno...

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Karen Levy

Postdoctoral Fellow

NYU School of Law

Karen is a postdoctoral fellow at New York University's Information Law Institute and the Data and Society Research Institute. She researches social and legal aspects of surveillance and monitoring.

StJohn Deakins

Founder, CEO


As Founder and CEO, StJohn oversees the commercial and technical direction for citizenme. His vision was to create a service for everyone that lets us take back control of our digital identities an...

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