Posted by Pablo Molina at 2:24 PM - Categories: Kudos and recognitions
Did the recent decision by Facebook to seek users input on policies originate in a Georgetown University Law Center classroom? Adjunct faculty member and Executive Director of the Electronic Privacy Information Center, Marc Rotenberg put the videoconferencing technologies in classroom Hotung 1000 to good use last Tuesday. On February 24, 2009, Marc set up a discussion between Facebook's privacy counsel and Anne Kathrine Yojana Petteroe, an organizer of a Facebook protest organizer. Ann Katherine was on a Skype call from Norway, and was able to interact with the students because of all the microphones in the room. Marc was quoted in USA Today: "We actually played out in my class with the head of Facebook and with the head of the organizer of the protest, how to make changes to the terms of service. I actually saw things today that we had talked about in class. One of the ideas that came up on Tuesday...(was) giving people a chance to vote. And that was in the new statement of principles." Below is the link to the full article.
http://www.usatoday.com/money/industries/technology/2009-02-26-facebook_N.htm If you would like to use videoconferencing technology at the Law Center, to invite remote speakers or to participate in away meetings without leaving a carbon footprint or a hole in your budget, please contact the audiovisual department at firstname.lastname@example.org or 202-6629284.