The Mobile Apps and Sensors in Surveys (MASS) workshop together with the Centre for Digital Trust and Society is very excited to host a keynote by Helen Nissenbaum (Cornell Tech). You can join the event in person at the University of Manchester or online for free but registration is required.
Nissenbaum: "The theory of contextual integrity (CI) defines privacy as appropriate flow of personal information, answering the need for a conception of privacy that is meaningful to ordinary people, explains privacy's ethical claim, and underscores why privacy deserves protection through regulation and technology. In the 2010 book, I argued that CI meets all three benchmarks, while releasing privacy from the grips of one-dimensional definitions -- control over information about ourselves, stoppage of flow (secrecy), and fetishization of specific, “sensitive” attributes (e.g. identity, health.) Since then, our understanding of CI has been further shaped and informed by studies based on social scientific methods and, in turn, has informed and shaped them. My talk briefly describes key ideas defining contextual integrity, focusing on its interconnections with empirical social scientific studies of privacy."
Helen Nissenbaum is a professor of Information Science and founding director of the Digital Life Initiative at Cornell Tech, NYC. Her work on ethical and political dimensions of digital technologies spans issues of privacy, bias, trust online, design, and accountability in computational and algorithmic systems. Prof. Nissenbaum’s publications, which include the books, Obfuscation: A User's Guide for Privacy and Protest, with Finn Brunton (MIT Press, 2015), Values at Play in Digital Games, with Mary Flanagan (MIT Press, 2014), and Privacy in Context: Technology, Policy, and the Integrity of Social Life (Stanford, 2010), have been translated into seven languages, including Polish, Chinese, and Portuguese. Recipient of the 2014 Barwise Prize of the American Philosophical Association and the IACAP Covey Award for computing, ethics, and philosophy, Prof. Nissenbaum has contributed to privacy-enhancing free software, TrackMeNot (against profiling of Web search histories) and AdNauseam (against profiling based on ad clicks). She holds a Ph.D. in philosophy from Stanford University and a B.A. (Hons) in Philosophy and Mathematics from the University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa. Prior to joining Cornell Tech, she directed NYU’s Information Law Institute.
In person: This will take place in AMBS which is building number 29 on the interactive map
Online: You will be sent the joining instructions 24 hours before the event.