UVA Law Professor and MacArthur Fellow Danielle Citron, an international expert on online privacy, will speak about the latest developments at the intersection of technology, public policy, and our daily Internet-driven lives at 6:45pm Tuesday October 11th at the Downtown Library’s Swanson Case Room and also on Zoom. Prof. Citron will be “in conversation” with UVA History Prof. William Hitchcock, co-host of the Democracy in Danger podcast, and Q&A will follow. Copies of Prof. Citron’s new book The Fight for Privacy: Protecting Dignity, Identity, and Love in the Digital Age (coming out the week before she speaks!) will be available for purchase. All are welcome, please mark your calendars and join us!
For the past decade, Citron has worked with lawmakers, law enforcement and tech companies to combat online abuse and to protect intimate privacy. In June 2019, she testified before Congress about the national security and privacy risks of deepfakes. She has been involved in reform efforts around the regulation of online platforms. In October 2019, she testified before Congress about Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act. From 2014 to 2016, Citron served as an advisor to then-California Attorney General Kamala Harris and as a member of Harris’ Task Force to Combat Cyber Exploitation and Violence Against Women. In 2011, Citron testified about misogynistic cyber hate speech before the Inter-Parliamentary Committee on Anti-Semitism at the House of Commons in the United Kingdom. Since 2011, she has been a member of Facebook’s Non-Consensual Intimate Imagery Task Force and an adviser and a member of Twitter’s Trust and Safety Task Force and as an adviser to the company since 2009. She is an adviser to the dating app Bumble, the music streaming service Spotify, and video sharing platform TikTok.
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