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Technology & the Balance between Freedom of Expression & Privacy

Mozilla Portland Office
Brewery Block 2 1120 NW Couch St, Suite 320
Portland, Oregon 97209, US (map)



Join us for an exciting talk & discussion with ALCU Board Member, Stuart Kaplan!

How technology changes the relationship between freedom of expression and privacy

Technology complicates the relationship between free speech and personal privacy. At two extremes of privacy, anonymous online posts permit defamation without consequences to the writer, while ubiquitous video surveillance of public spaces limits freedom of assembly and movement.

This presentation will examine several recent attempts to find a fair and workable balance between privacy protection and free speech goals by the courts and legislatures. Particular attention will be given to the work of the American Civil Liberties Union to craft policies that address the many challenges to privacy and speech rights presented by a variety of technologies.

Speaker Bio

Stuart Kaplan is Professor Emeritus of Communication, Lewis & Clark College. He has served on the American Civil Liberties Union of Oregon Board of Directors since 1992 and has held the positions of Board President and Oregon representative to the National ACLU Board.

What's TA3M?

This is the Techno-Activism 3rd Monday event for Portland, Oregon! Read more about techno-activism 3rd mondays.

Who should come?

Anyone interested in techno-activism. We invite coders, geeks, artists, and anyone else. No technical experience required.

Who's hosting?

The Privly Foundation organizes this and future TA3M events.

Code of Conduct

As with all of our events, there is a code of conduct. Please read it here: https://www.privly.org/content/code-conduct. All attendees are expected to abide by this code of conduct.