digital-privacy-cafrtoonIn the digital world, we leave a trail of information that can easily be obtained and posted online for everyone to see forever.

For journalists trying to hold governments and corporations accountable, this information can be helpful in exposing wrongdoing. For private citizens and celebrities, however, the online publication of personal information can be devastating.

Listen in as national experts engage “Conversations on Privacy,” five pre-recorded discussions exploring the benefits and dangers of the digital age.

The second conversation, “Media Exposé: Fame and Shame in the Digital Age,” will be shown in the Arizona Senior Academy’s Great Room at 3:00 p.m. Wednesday (Dec. 7).

The series was presented by the University of Arizona College of Social and Behavioral Sciences and recorded in October and November at Tucson’s Fox Theater. The re-broadcasts are another of the Arizona Senior Academy’s “encore series” presentations giving east side residents a chance to enjoy thought-provoking lectures they might have missed when first offered downtown.

The Dec. 7 “Media Exposé” conversation will discuss how we balance the public’s right to know with the individual’s right to privacy.

The speakers are David Cuiller, director of the UA School of Journalism; Emma Llansó, director of the Free Expression Project with the Center for Democracy and Technology (CDT); and Jack Gillum, an Associated Press reporter covering privacy, technology, and surveillance.

“As in previous years, we selected a theme that relates to our everyday lives,” said John Paul Jones III, dean of the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences. “The challenges to personal privacy brought by advances in digital technology are enormous, and they are controversial. In fact, new technologies are redefining the very notion of privacy.”

Written by Mike Maharry, Academy Village Volunteer


Media Exposés Bring Fame and Shame: Dec.2016