A World Without Privacy? What Can/Should Law Do

Speakers

Speaker List

Lisa Austin is Associate Professor in Faculty of Law as well as the Chairholder of the Centre for Innovation Law and Policy at the University of Toronto. She is one of Canada’s leading privacy theorists and has published widely on privacy theory, law and technology, privacy law and legal theory. Her ability to bridge theory and practice is evidenced by a number of influential reports that she has drafted, including ‘Model Policy for Access to Court Records in Canada’ which was approved by the Canadian Judicial Council as its official policy in September 2005 and formed the basis for the Policy for Access to Supreme Court of Canada Court Records (February, 2009). Her current research interests include property theory, the rule of law, and legal theory and her recent articles include ‘Person, Place or Thing? Property and the Structuring of Social Relations’, (2010) 60 University of Toronto Law Journal 445 and ‘A Postmodern Defence of Universal Liberal Legal Norms’, (2010) 23(1) Canadian Journal of Law and Jurisprudence 5.

Professor Kevin Haggerty is editor of the Canadian Journal of Sociology and book review editor of the international journal Surveillance & Society. He is Professor of sociology and criminology at the University of Alberta and a member of the executive team for the New Transparency Major Collaborative Research Initiative. His recent work has been in the areas of surveillance, governance, policing and risk. In addition to numerous peer reviewed authors he has authored, co-authored or co-edited Policing the Risk Society (1997 Oxford University Press) Making Crime Count (2001 University of Toronto Press) and The New Politics of Surveillance and Visibility (2004 University of Toronto Press) Surveillance & Democracy (2008 Routledge) Security Games: Surveillance and Security at Mega-Events (2010 Routledge) and the forthcoming the Routledge Handbook of Surveillance Studies (with Kirstie Ball and David Lyon).

Neil M. Richards is Professor of Law at Washington University, St. Louis. He is an expert on privacy law, First Amendment law, and legal history. His articles have appeared or are forthcoming in a number of top law reviews, including the Harvard Law Review, Columbia Law Review, California Law Review, Virginia Law Review, and Georgetown Law Journal. His book, Intellectual Privacy, will be published by Oxford University Press in 2013. Professor Richards is a winner of the David M. Becker Professor of the Year Award by the Washington University student body. He also co-directs the Washington University-Cambridge University International Privacy Law Conference. Prior to joining the law faculty, he clerked for Chief Justice William H. Rehnquist, Supreme Court of the United States, and the Hon. Paul V. Niemeyer, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit. He practiced law in Washington, D.C., with the firm of Wilmer, Cutler & Pickering, where he focused on appellate litigation and privacy law. More recently, he successfully represented a St. Louis fantasy sports company in high-profile litigation against Major League Baseball. He was the inaugural Hugo Black Fellow at the University of Alabama Law School and a Temple Bar Fellow with the Inns of Court in London.

Rebecca Tushnet, Professor of Law, Georgetown. Professor Tushnet has taught at Georgetown since 2004. Previously, she was on the faculty at New York University School of Law. She also has worked at Debevoise & Plimpton in Washington, D.C., where she specialized in intellectual property. She clerked for Chief Judge Edward R. Becker of the Third Circuit Court of Appeals n Philadelphia and Associate Justice David H. Souter of the U.S. Supreme Court.

Professor Tushnet graduated from Harvard University in 1995 and from Yale Law School in 1998. At Yale, Professor Tushnet served as an articles editor for the Yale Law Journal and as an editor of the Yale Journal of Law and Feminism. During her law school summers, she worked for the Center for Reproductive Law & Policy and for Bredhoff & Kaiser.

Professor Tushnet’s publications include “Copyright as a Model for Free Speech Law” (B.C. L. Rev. 2000), “Legal Fictions: Copyright, Fan Fiction, and a New Common Law” (Loy. L.A. Ent. L.J. 1997), and a student note entitled “Rules of Engagement” (Yale L.J. 1988), making her the nation’s expert on the law governing engagement rings. Her research currently focuses on the relationship between copyright and free speech, in particular why copyright is, after over two centuries of relative obscurity, now being seen as a restriction on speech subject to First Amendment constraints, and the implications of this new attention to copyright for other areas of free speech law. She is also interested in the law governing false advertising and the roles of the various actors-consumers, competitors, and government-who bring the law to bear against advertisers.