Privacy, Security, and Government Surveillance

Nov 2, 2012, 12:00 PM
MPR, UC

The Berglund Center for Internet Studies is presenting its third Roundtable event of the 2012 Fall Series at noon Nov. 2 in the MPR, UC. It is co-sponsored by Pacific University's Center for Peace and Spirituality.


The Berglund Center for Internet Studies is presenting its third Roundtable event of the 2012 Fall Series at noon Nov. 2 in the Multi-Purpose Room, University Commons (UC) Building. It is co-sponsored by Pacific University’s Center for Peace and Spirituality. The presentation is a discussion on Privacy, Security and Government Surveillance: WikiLeaks and the New Accountability, presented by Adam Moore, Ph.D.

Adam Moore, Ph.D, is an associate professor of the Philosophy Department and Information School at the University of Washington. He examines the ethical, legal and policy issues surrounding intellectual property, privacy and information control. He has written two books, two edited anthologies, and more than 25 articles.

In Moore’s presentation, titled Privacy, Security, and Government Surveillance: WikiLeaks and the New Accountability, he will talk about the "new accountability" forced upon corporations and governments alike by information sharing sites such as WikiLeaks. He argues that sharing sensitive information about individuals, corporations and governments is actually morally problematic. Nevertheless, two factors mitigate the "wrongness" of these types of cases: our right to freedom of information and the ability of such information leaks to force a realignment of power. Moore says, “For decades, corporations and governments have been able to collect, store, and share information about ordinary citizens while restricting access to their own information. Sharing sites like WikiLeaks are changing this balance of power.”

The Berglund Center facilitates both theoretical discussion and practical action relating to the impact of the Internet upon individuals and their communities worldwide. It is endowed through a generous gift from Pacific University alumni Drs. Mary and James Berglund of La Jolla, Calif.

The Roundtable series began in 2005 and features topics of significant current concern relating to the impact of the Internet. All discussions are videotaped and available online at http://www.vimeo.com/bcis.

For more information about the Berglund Center for Internet Studies, contact the Berglund Center at 503-352-1466 or floydta@pacificu.edu or visit the BCIS website.


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