Exposed: Privacy, Security, and the Smart City
November 6, 2015
Chicago-Kent College of Law
Chicago is leading the way in becoming a “smart” city, a city that tracks traffic, movement, energy use, cell phones and the like to run more efficiently. Privacy is the price. To live in the smart city is to live exposed. What will the exposed life be like? Can we find a balance between privacy rights and the benefits of massive data collection? What control should we have over our information? What roles should technology and the law play?
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The CK Privacy program at IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law provides an opportunity for students, faculty members, policymakers and the public to assess the ways in which technologies present new challenges to privacy and data protection, as well as to develop technical and legal ways to better ensure privacy and improve data protection.
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Recognizing Rights in Real Time: The Role of Google in the EU Right to Be Forgotten
The right to be forgotten (RTBF) in the European Union has sparked huge controversy. People in the EU have a right to request search engines to remove links to articles that are out of date or otherwise inadequate from searches of their names. But the contours of this right are still being developed. Much of the task of developing the right has been left to Google. In this forthcoming Article, Prof. Lee analyzes the prominent role Google is playing in the development of the right to be forgotten in the European Union. The Article conceptualizes Google’s role as a private administrative agency with quasi-lawmaking, quasi-adjudicative, and quasi-enforcement powers. The central insight of Prof. Lee's theory of the private administrative agency is that corporations like Google may operate in a quasi-governmental, regulatory capacity in administering public rights on a global scale.