BCLT Events

The 11th Annual Privacy Lecture: “Privacy Must Fall”
The World According to Surveillance Capitalism
by Professor Shoshana Zuboff

March 14, 2019
International House
UC Berkeley
2299 Piedmont Avenue
Berkeley, CA

Professor Shoshana Zuboff, author of The Age of Surveillance Capitalism (forthcoming 2018), joined the Harvard Business School faculty in 1981. One of the first tenured women at the school, she was the Charles Edward Wilson Professor of Business Administration. Her career has been devoted to the study of the rise of the digital, its individual, organizational, and social consequences, and its relationship to the history and future of capitalism.

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The 8th Annual BCLT Privacy Law Forum: Silicon Valley

March 22, 2019
Four Seasons Hotel
East Palo Alto, CA

This full day conference brings together in-house counsel from leading tech companies, practicing lawyers, technologists, privacy advocates and academics. Faculty from the UC Berkeley School of Law share their latest research and analysis while leading privacy experts from law firms and tech companies offer fresh insight and practical advice on urgent privacy challenges.

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The 23rd Annual BCLT & BTLJ Symposium
Governing Smart Machines: When Do We Need Humans in the Loop?

April 5, 2019
International House
UC Berkeley
2299 Piedmont Avenue
Berkeley, CA

Algorithms that analyze data, predict outcomes, suggest solutions, and make decisions are increasingly embedded into everyday life. How do we use machines well? When are they good enough at what they do that we can rely on them? How do we judge whether they are insufficient? How do traditional legal obligations of privacy, non-discrimination, due process, and reasonable care apply to their design and application? When should humans be in the loop? This symposium will convene scholars and practitioners from law, policy, ethics, computer science, medicine, and social science to consider how best to integrate machines into legal and social systems. It will consider what roles we will allow machines to play and how to govern them in support of public policy goals.

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Annual Conference on Legal Frontiers in Digital Media

May 20-21, 2019
Misson Bay Conference Center
San Francisco, CA

In partnership with the Media Law Resource Center, BCLT co-hosts this annual conference, exploring emerging legal issues surrounding digital content in today’s multi-platform world.

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Annual Privacy Law Scholars Conference

May 30-31, 2019 
UC Berkeley School of Law

Organized jointly by BCLT and the George Washington University Law School, PLSC assembles a wide array of privacy law scholars and practitioners from around the world to discuss current issues and foster greater connections between academia and practice.

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