Thursday, March 8, 2012

Noted Legal Expert to Address Privacy in the Digital Era, March 19 at Washington College

CHESTERTOWN, MD—Today, GPS monitors can track our every move, brain scans can see ideas forming in our heads before we are aware of them, and genetic engineering may soon allow parents to design their own children. These new technologies create challenges to the basic constitutional rights that our founding fathers could never have imagined.
Noted legal scholar and author Jeffrey Rosen will address these challenges in a lecture Monday, March 19, at 5 p.m in the Litrenta Lecture Hall of the Toll Science Center. His talk, "From GPS Tracking to Airport Body Scanners: The Future of Privacy in the Age of Facebook,” will include issues such as personal versus private space and freedom of speech in the midst of rapid technological advances and burgeoning social media.
In addition to teaching law at the George Washington University, Rosen serves as legal affairs editor of The New Republic. He is the author of several books, most recently The Supreme Court: The Personalities and Rivalries that Defined America. Rosen is a graduate of Harvard College, summa cum laude; Oxford University, where he was a Marshall Scholar; and Yale Law School. 
His essays and commentaries have appeared on NPR and in the New York Times Magazine, The Atlantic Monthly, and The New Yorker, where he has been a staff writer. The L.A. Times called him, “the nation's most widely read and influential legal commentator.”
The talk is free and open to the public and all are cordially invited. A reception will follow.

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