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Location Tracking and Biometrics Conference to take place March 3, focus on issues of privacy


The Location Tracking and Biometrics Conference is set to take place, March 3, 2013 at Yale Law School, and promises to bring together leading experts in law, politics and academics to discuss the implications, privacy concerns and the future for location tracking and biometrics.

The conference will consist of four panel discussions and will discuss various forms of location tracking and the implications of biometric identification, as well as to analyze legal problems and to propose statutory solutions.

“This conference brings surveillance experts from around the country to discuss government location tracking in all its forms,” Margot E. Kaminski, Executive Director of the Information Society Project at Yale Law School said. “The Jones case addressed only GPS tracking. Cellular phone tracking, facial recognition and drone use all raise important legal questions about privacy protection.”

The conference, sponsored jointly by the Information Society Project and NYU’s Engelberg Center, is also supported by the Thomson Reuters Initiative on Law and Technology.

Speakers include Susan Freiwald of the University of San Francisco School of Law; Kevin Bankston, Senior Counsel and Director of the Free Expression Project at the Center for Democracy & Technology; Chris Soghoian, Principal Technologist and Senior Policy Analyst at the ACLU; Chief Judge Alex Kozinski of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit; Bart Gellman, Pulitzer Prize winning journalist, among others.

Registration for this conference is free and open to the public. More information, including registration and the full list of speakers is available on the conference website.

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