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Databite No. 24: Seda Gürses

What happens when computer scientists are called upon for conflicting regulatory projects.


February 12, 2015 - 12:00 pm

Data & Society
36 West 20th Street, 11th Floor
New York, NY, 10011

Databites are Data & Society's weekly lunch conversations focused on unresolved questions and timely topics of interest to our community. To request an invitation, please email events at data society dot net.

Seda Gürses:

Seda works on privacy requirements engineering and the politics surrounding privacy technologies. She will discuss issues that may arise when civil society, companies or governments call upon computer scientists in the pursuit of regulation by design, i.e., embedding of certain standards into design in order to foster social outcomes. Can we frame this relationship in which certain decisions are seen as best taken by computer scientists as a “delegation of responsibilities?” Assuming so, how should we organize this division of responsibilities and what happens when computer scientists are called upon for conflicting regulatory projects? Specifically, Seda will focus on the tensions that arise with security engineering-based approaches to privacy and the data-driven pre-emptive resilience project that underlies the current U.S. Cybersecurity Strategy.