2021 Journal of International & Comparative Law Symposium


Location: Via Zoom

2021 Journal of International & Comparative Law Symposium

Privacy in the Age of Surveillance: The Good, the Bad & the Ugly

The Notre Dame Journal of International and Comparative Law is excited to announce its’s 11th annual Symposium: “Privacy in the Age of Surveillance: The Good, The Bad and The Ugly.” This Symposium will explore the relationship between privacy and surveillance in the context of public and private developments related to surveillance and tracing. The Symposium will feature three panels and two keynote addresses. 

The first panel will be centered on the fundamental threat to civil liberties and democracy that occurs with advanced surveillance tools. The second panel will focus on how surveillance leads to heavy costs, including diminished privacy, lack of personal data protection, and loss of anonymity. The third panel will discuss the benefits of surveillance in certain contexts, particularly the benefits of technology that allows for tracing and geolocations to help fight disease, ease our travel experience, and improve our lives. The first keynote will discuss the future of Hong Kong in a political environment of increasing Chinese surveillance. The second keynote will discuss EU and US Data transfers and the Schrems II decision. 

This zoom Symposium will take place on February 19th, 2021, from 9:15 am to 4:30 pm. Please register in advance here.