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A Deeper Dive: Privacy in the Digital Age

August 19, 2020, 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Co-sponsored with the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Computing and Engineering

About Deeper Dive Courses

The Library’s Deeper Dive programs are three-part courses that take an in-depth look into important science topics. The course is free and open to the public. The first two sessions of this course are now past. Registering now will give you access to the remaining session. Links to recordings of the first two sessions are below. 

 Privacy in the Digital Age

This Deeper Dive series will focus on Internet privacy: Is there a natural right to privacy? What are we talking about when we talk about privacy? And how do new technologies lead to new challenges? We’ll examine data mining, facial recognition, the commodification of data, surveillance as a business model, and what the individual can do.  

The Instructor

Brian K. Hare is Assistant Teaching Professor at the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Computing and Engineering, where his research focus and expertise includes instructional methods, student engagement, programming, and ethical and societal issues in computing. Along with degrees in social work, Brian has a BS and an MS in computer science from UMKC. 


Accessing the Program

This free, livestream course will take place via Zoom. Registration is currently open and will remain open until the last session has ended. After you register you will receive an email with a link to join the first session. You will receive an email each week with the link to that week’s program. To help us better serve our audiences, we have included some demographic questions in the registration form. Your response to these questions is voluntary but appreciated.  Thank you! 

Click here to register

The Linda Hall Library encourages people of all 
backgrounds and abilities to participate in our public programs.  Closed captioning is provided.  If you require additional reasonable accommodations in order to participate, please contact events@lindahall.org or call 816.926.8753 at least 24 hours in advance of the event. 

Once you register for this event, you will receive email communications from the Linda Hall Library and the Linda Hall Library Foundation. You may choose to opt out of these communications at any time. Your contact information will not be sold or provided to any third parties. 

The program will also livestream on the Library’s Facebook page.  

This program is funded by the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation.
Its content is solely the responsibility of the Linda Hall Library. 

Further reading at the Linda Hall Library

August 5: Definitions of Privacy (And Why Digital is Different and Anonymity is Hard)

August 12: Surveillance as a Business Model: It’s Not “What Do They Know;” It’s “What Don’t They Know.” 

August 19: Protecting Digital Privacy—What Can Be Done; Trends; and Future Directions





August 19, 2020
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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Questions? Contact Eric Ward at 816.926.8753 for more information about these events.

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