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Continuing Legal and Professional Education

Continuing Legal and Professional Education
Week of October 1, 2012

Internet Privacy Update--Under Watchful Eyes:
The Technologies that Track

You know that new smartphone with GPS you just purchased?  How about that new iPad, Kindle, or compact laptop? Location tracking technologies are becoming a pervasive, standardized feature of most electronic devices and businesses and governments can use them to follow you throughout the day—to know when you leave in the morning, what route you take, where you stop, how long you linger at the coffee machine, and what desks and offices you frequent at work. Personal location data and smart navigation systems are predicted to offer $500-$800 billion in economic value to individual consumers and organizations over the next decade. The ever increasing use of geo-location data however, has raised national concern. How can we realize the economic benefits while preserving sufficient privacy? IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law brings together noted leaders in the field who will analyze how decisions about the balance between privacy and the benefits of information processing are and should be made, examine what control we currently have over our information, and discuss the extent to which we can use technology and the law to gain greater control in the future.

Law students (JD only) enrolled at Chicago-Kent are welcome to attend any or all of the program sessions free of charge. Course materials and reception are not included; however, copies of the materials will be available in the library after the program.

If you are interested in volunteering to work at the conference, in exchange for complimentary course materials and an opportunity to network at the conference reception please let us know when you stop by the office (Suite 675) to register, or by e-mailing cle@kentlaw.iit.edu. Pre-registration is required no later than Monday, October 1, 2012.

For information regarding the current CLE courses being offered or to register for any of the programs, please visit: cle.kentlaw.edu or contact the Office of Continuing Legal and Professional Education at cle@kentlaw.iit.edu or at 312-906-5090.

 

 

 

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