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Celebration of Teaching & LearningThe Mount’s annual celebration of student achievement and faculty scholarship showcases fascinating topics presented in posters, lectures, and presentations that are open to the campus community and the public.

Thursday, April 12, 2018

15th Annual Celebration Of Teaching & Learning

April 12, 2018

Keynote address: "An Unexamined Life is Worth Living: Surveillance and Freedom in a Digital Age"
Presented by:
Professor Robert Bodle

The talk focuses on the pervasive monitoring of our daily digital lives via devices, applications, and platforms. The presentation explores the consequences of ubiquitous surveillance and data security, and theorizes the potential consequences for privacy, personal safety, and democratic freedom. The presentation will follow with a short discussion about the ways people can protect their digital communication and personal lives online.

For the past six years Robert’s scholarship has been examining the related human rights dimensions of user privacy online in order to formulate policy suggestions for international law regimes and nation-states, as well as to develop guidelines and recommendations for companies and individuals. This timely topic will describe everyday corporate and state surveillance activities, the consequences for privacy, safety, and democratic freedom, and propose ways to protect one’s data and communication.

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