Who’s watching? Program considers privacy in a digital age
Public Relations - Published: April 17, 2013
2013privacyintheDigitalAge235pxThe Widener Law student chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union will present a half-day program that examines issues of privacy in a digital age.

The Friday, April 19, event will be held from 9 a.m. to 1:15 p.m. in the Ruby R. Vale Moot Courtroom on the school’s Delaware campus at 4601 Concord Pike, Wilmington. It is intended for practicing attorneys but is also open to law students, the media and the general public.

“Privacy in the Digital Age” will explore the evolving technological advancements in surveillance capabilities and their direct impact on civil liberties. The event will look at government surveillance, commercial spying and potential legislative responses to dwindling expectations of privacy. Discussion will also touch on “location tracking” done with tools such as GPS monitoring devices.
  • Richard H. Morse, Esq., legal director of the ACLU of Delaware.
  • Delaware state Rep. Darryl Scott of Dover, a member of the House Telecommunication Internet & Technology Committee.
  • Jay Stanley, senior policy analyst with the ACLU’s Speech, Privacy and Technology Project.
  • Leroy A. Tice, Esq., outside counsel for the ACLU.
  • Shawn Weede, assistant U.S. attorney for the District of Delaware.
Attorneys who attend will be eligible for four continuing legal education credits in Delaware and Pennsylvania. New Jersey attorneys may self report for credits with a Widener Law certificate of attendance. The cost to attend for credit is $70 for attorneys and $60 for Widener Law alumni. It is free to students, the general public and the media. For more information contact Carol Perrupato at 302.477.2178 or caperrupato@widener.edu.