2016 Schedule

Interactive: March 11–15  •  Film: March 11–19  •  Music: March 15–20

Deconstructing Creepy: New Tech, Old Social Norms

Sunday, March 13
12:30PM - 1:30PM

Hilton Austin Downtown
Salon K
500 E 4th St

What’s creepy? From tech reporting to Congressional policy debates, “creepy” has become a term of art capturing the unease raised by new technologies that grate against established social norms. Whether it’s an ambient sound-capturing Barbie doll, a location aware dating app, or an experiment on users’ data, innovative business models risk consumer backlash, media outcry and regulatory scrutiny. How can your company avoid the next privacy snafu? Hear Anne Toth, VP People, Policy and Compliance for red-hot Silicon Valley start up Slack Technologies, discusses signs of creepiness and strategies for risk mitigation with the authors of “A Theory of Creepy,” Yale Journal of Law and Technology.

Hashtags: #sxsw #NotCreepy


Anne Toth at SXSW

Anne Toth

VP, People & Policy

Slack Technologies Inc

Anne Toth is the Vice President of People & Policy for Slack Technologies, Inc. Slack is a team communication platform on a mission to make your working life simpler, more pleasant, and more produc...

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Diana Cooper at SXSW

Diana Cooper

Sr Dir of Legal & Policy Affairs

Precision Hawk

Diana Marina Cooper is the Senior Director of Legal and Policy Affairs at PrecisionHawk, a leading UAS manufacturer and provider of airspace management solutions that promote safety and privacy in ...

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Jules Polonetsky at SXSW

Jules Polonetsky

Exec Dir & Co-Chair

Future of Privacy Forum

Jules serves as Executive Director and Co-chair of the Future of Privacy Forum, a Washington, D.C.-based think tank that seeks to advance responsible data practices. FPF is supported by the chief p...

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