Multidisciplinary Research Panel Series

Smart Communities/Smart Policing Privacy Lab

December 7, 2018

September 2018 Research NewsletterThe Office of Research created the CSU Multidisciplinary Research Seminar Series to promote an environment that enables, encourages, and rewards multidisciplinary and collaborative risk taking to solve the broad challenges in our increasingly complex world. This month, Brian Ray (Law) will moderate the panel Smart Communities/Smart Policing Privacy Lab.

Abstract: “Smart” or “connected” cities and the related phenomenon of “smart” policing and technical surveillance tools present a constellation of complex and evolving technological, social, political and legal issues. New investigation methods such as facial-recognition software and pattern-based data mining significantly increase the scope and scale of law-enforcement activities.  These innovations can increase the accuracy and reliability of law enforcement investigation techniques and thus improve the effectiveness of those investigations while minimizing privacy and due process concerns by reducing the number of innocent people subject to the risk of arrest and conviction.  However, uncritical expansion of these techniques also increases the scope and reach of law enforcement investigations, thereby increasing privacy risks by significantly increasing the total number of innocent individuals whose data could be collected and searched.

Panel Moderator: Brian Ray (Law)

Panelists: Jonathan Witmer-Rich (Law) and Marissa Pappas (Urban - MPA Program)

Location: Parker Hannifin Hall 104

Time: December 7, 2018 from 12:00-1:15 pm.