Post Date: April 20, 2005

“Modern technologies are moving extremely rapidly, and experts differ on their future impacts on privacy rights,” said Adam Unikowsky, 1L and syposium co-organizer. “Our symposium will discuss some of the most cutting-edge technologies whose privacy implications continue to emerge.”

For more information, please contact conference organizers Bryce Klempner ( and Adam Unikowsky (, and for the most current schedule, visit the symposium website.

Schedule of Events

April 21, 1:00-2:30 PM, Austin West

Keynote speech by Marc Rotenberg, director of the Electronic Privacy Information Center, on modern technology privacy issues.

April 21, 4:00-5:30, Austin East

Panel discussion with Rotenberg; author Robert O’Harrow; Orin Kerr, law professor at George Washington University and “Volokh Conspiracy” blogger; and Paul Ohm, computer crime prosecutor at the FBI. Discussion will focus on technology and privacy in the context of law enforcement, and the PATRIOT ACT in particular. Harvard Law School Professor Jack Goldsmith will moderate.

April 22, 11:00-12:30, Langdell North

Panel discussion on RFID privacy issues. Several professors, lawyers, advocates, and industry representatives will address the effects of RFID on our privacy rights and the potential legal responses.

April 22, 2:00-3:30, Langdell North

Presentation by Cory Tennison, a lawyer specializing in death-row defense using DNA evidence.

April 22, 3:00-4:00, Langdell North

Panel on bioethics and bioprivacy issues. Professors George Annas, James Hodge and Gil Siegal will discuss the relationship between genetics, privacy and law enforcement.