Talking Art: Surveillance and Privacy Topics Today
Sunday, April 8, 2018 3-4pm
In conjunction with our exhibition, Privacy Not Included, please join us for a panel discussion with the artist, Chris Eckert, Dr. Jeremy Gillula, Senior Staff Technologist at Electronic Frontier Foundation, Professor Lydia De La Torre, Privacy Law Fellow at Santa Clara University Law School and moderated by ICA Executive Director, Cathy Kimball.
Dr. Jeremy Gillula, Senior Staff Technologist at Electronic Frontier Foundation
At a young age Dr. Gillula was sidetracked from his ultimate goal of protecting digital civil liberties by the allure of building and programming robots, which was the focus of his undergraduate and doctoral work. Having developed sensor fusion and control systems for both drones and autonomous cars he is aware of their potential benefits for society, but is also prepared to guard against the dangers they present to privacy and civil liberties.
Since joining EFF, Dr. Gillula has lent his technical expertise to a wide variety of digital civil liberties issues, including mobile devices, big data, net neutrality, and algorithmic fairness and transparency.
A strong believer in never taking the straightforward path to anything, Dr. Gillula went to Caltech for undergrad, then got his PhD in computer science from Stanford University by working on robotics projects with a professor in electrical engineering from UC Berkeley.
Professor Lydia de la Torre, Privacy Law Fellow at Santa Clara University School of Law
Professor de la Torre started working in Data Protection in 1997 and she has extended experience in both the European Union and US data protection law. She joined Santa Clara in 2017 as the inaugural privacy fellow. She has worked as privacy counsel/consultant in the private sector for fortune five hundred companies such as eBay, PayPal, Intuit and HP.
Professor de la Torre areas of interest include EU data protection laws and the data protection regulatory framework at the local and State level in the US. She is currently researching the data protection framework that applies to political data in the US.