eventFebruary 12 2015

What Happens when Computer Scientists are Called upon for Conflicting Regulatory Projects

Seda Gürses

Databite No. 24

Seda Gürses:

“Seda works on privacy requirements engineering and the politics surrounding privacy technologies. She discusses 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 focuses 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.”

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