Why build a privacy and technology center two thousand miles from Silicon Valley? Because most of the nation’s leading policymakers on privacy and surveillance can be found within ten to twenty blocks of Georgetown Law.
Throughout the year, the Center brings privacy and civil rights scholars, advocates, tech CEOs, and technologists to speak to students, faculty, and the general public. Most of our events are purposefully small, off-the-record gatherings, but we do regularly hold larger convenings. In the spring, the Center hosts a delegation from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology for the final presentations of the Georgetown Law / MIT privacy practicum. In the summer, the Center convenes the Color of Surveillance conference, the nation’s leading conference on the disparate impact of government surveillance on historically marginalized communities.
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