The fall symposium, California Constitutional Privacy at 50: Power of State Law and Promoting Racial Justice in the Digital Age, will bring together leading academics and practitioners actively working on California privacy as well as diverse thinkers with perspectives from around the country.
Together, we will explore the landscape of California’s constitutional right to privacy at age 50, highlight how the right is currently used to promote racial justice and other social progress, and discuss new creative and intersectional uses of state constitutional rights to privacy to defend and promote justice in the digital age.
Movements for racial justice and broader civil rights are more critical today than ever. But in a digital world reliant on technology to communicate, mobilize, and access necessities, our lives, and rights are increasingly shaped by the way technology is built and deployed. The importance of state constitutions to protect and promote rights has become even more salient given recent U.S. Supreme Court decisions – including Dobbs – and the reality of a federal judiciary that is increasingly hostile to civil rights.
We look forward to having you participate in the Berkeley Technology Law Journal’s fourth annual technology and racial justice symposium, hosted with the Berkeley Center for Law & Technology, Coalition of Minorities in Technology Law, Privacy Law at Berkeley, and Thelton E. Henderson Center for Social Justice.
CLE will be available.