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8:30 – 9:00 a.m. Breakfast and Registration
9:00 – 9:15 a.m.

Welcome and Opening Remarks
Fitts Auditorium

9:15 – 10:30 a.m.

The Law, Ethics, and Philosophy of End User Responsibility for Privacy
Fitts Auditorium

A key question is how much responsibility society can reasonably expect end users to take for protecting their own privacy.  This panel will explore how to strike the proper balance from the standpoint of philosophy, ethics, and fairness.

Anita Allen (University of Pennsylvania)
Adam Moore (University of Washington)
Helen Nissenbaum (New York University)
Moderator: Christopher Yoo (University of Pennsylvania)

This panel has been approved for 1.0 ethics credit hour for Pennsylvania lawyers.

10:30 – 10:45 a.m. Break
10:45 – 12:15 p.m.

The Economics of End User Responsibility for Privacy
Fitts Auditorium

Our modern information economy has been built upon users’ acceptance and use of digital technologies that have enabled companies and government organizations to glean valuable meaning from the data generated by this use. This panel of experts will discuss the potential tradeoffs inherent in asking users to take a greater or lesser role in protecting their own privacy.

Alessandro Acquisti (Carnegie Mellon University)
Kirsten Martin (George Washington University)
Peter Swire (Georgia Institute of Technology)
Hal Varian (Google)
Moderator: Joe Turow (University of Pennsylvania)

12:15 – 12:45 p.m. Lunch
Levy Conference Center
12:45 – 1:45 p.m.

Generational Differences in End User Responsibility for Privacy
Levy Conference Center

Both young people and senior citizens are widely viewed as having different levels of interest and ability to control their own privacy. This panel will explore the empirical foundations of these differences and similarities to help bring clarity to this debate.

Kelly Caine (Clemson University)
Heng Xu (Pennsylvania State University)
Moderator: Jeffrey Vagle (University of Pennsylvania)

1:45 – 2:00 p.m. Break
2:00 – 3:15 p.m.

Cognitive Limits to End User Responsibility for Privacy
Fitts Auditorium

The ability of users to manage their privacy with increasingly complex technologies depends heavily on the user’s ability to understand their environment. This panel will draw on expertise in cognitive and social psychology, and privacy law to explore whether and how end users can exercise control over their information privacy.

Jonathan Baron (University of Pennsylvania)
Ryan Calo (University of Washington)
Florencia Marotta-Wurgler (New York University)
Moderator: Tess Wilkinson-Ryan (University of Pennsylvania)

3:15 – 3:30 p.m.


3:30 – 4:45 p.m.

Technology to Enhance or Replace End User Responsibility for Privacy
Fitts Auditorium

Since the Snowden revelations of 2013, countless articles have been written advising users on raising their information security and privacy awareness by taking a more defensive approach in their online lives. These approaches often require users to develop a deeper understanding of new technologies and tools, a proposition many users do not relish. This panel will discuss how technology can be used to enhance user privacy without inadvertently making the problem worse.

Lorrie Faith Cranor (Carnegie Mellon University)
Roger Dingledine (Tor Project)
John Verdi (National Telecommunications and Information Administration)
Moderator: Jonathan Smith (University of Pennsylvania)

4:45 – 5:00 p.m.

Closing Remarks

5:00 – 6:30 p.m. Reception
Great Hall


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