Vanguard Tech Lectures are a monthly series bringing in practitioners and industry experts to address new, exciting technologies and their impact on law.
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Past Vanguard Tech Lectures
The Problem of Robocalls with Matthew Gerst ’07 of CTIA
Thursday, February 6, 2020, 12:50pm – 1:50pm, Boardroom W204
The Innovation Center for Law and Technology hosted a presentation and discussion with Matthew Gerst ’07, Vice President of Regulatory Affairs at CTIA. Our speaker discussed the policy and legal implications of robocalls, an issue caused by the fusion of Internet-based technologies and legacy telephone systems and policies. Our speaker also addressed the various solutions that could effectively manage this problem.
AI and the Ethical Use of Data with Lydia Payne-Johnson ’96 of Sastun Consulting, LLC
Thursday, November 14, 2019, 12:45pm – 1:45pm, Room W320
The Innovation Center for Law and Technology hosted a discussion with Lydia Payne-Johnson ’96, Principal at Sastun Consulting, LLC, which provides advisory services around data protection measures and compliance. Our speaker discussed artificial intelligence and the ethical use of data, focusing on the gaps in current privacy data protection laws that may hinder the development of future laws and regulations.
Facial Recognition on Campus with Brenda Leong of Future of Privacy Forum
Thursday, October 3, 2019, 12:45pm – 1:45pm, Boardroom W204
The Innovation Center for Law and Technology hosted a discussion with Brenda Leong, a Certified Information Privacy Professional (CIPP) and Senior Counsel and Director of Strategy at the Future of Privacy Forum. Our speaker discussed biometrics technology and the arguments for and against its use in colleges and universities, including the strong economic incentives to use the technology and the privacy concerns that they can raise. Our speaker also briefly reviewed current federal and state laws that address biometric products and services.
Inside Cambridge Analytica with Steve Cohen ’13 of Pollock Cohen LLP
Thursday, September 19, 2019, 12:45pm – 1:45pm, Room W320
The Innovation Center for Law and Technology hosted a presentation and discussion with Steve Cohen ’13, a founding partner at Pollock Cohen LLP. Our speaker discussed the technology at issue in the Cambridge Analytica data-harvesting operation and how this case will affect tech companies’ use of personal data in the future.