Tuesday, November 2, 2021

Webinar on Privacy and Justice: Transnational Values for the Digital Age

Webinar on Privacy and Justice: Transnational Values for the Digital Age
Wednesday 24 November 2021 | 6:30 - 8.00 PM (IST)
Anita L. Allen, JD, PhD
[Henry R. Silverman Professor of Law Professor of Philosophy, University of Pennsylvania]

Abstract: In the landmark case of Puttaswamy vs. Union of India ruling, the judges of Supreme Court of India cited Dr Allen's philosophical and legal scholarship on privacy. "As an African American woman," writes Dr Allen, "I was honored and surprised to learn that my scholarly writings about the meaning and fundamental value of privacy were cited favorably by the Supreme Court of India." How the work of an American philosopher of law without ties to India came to bear on fundamental constitutional issues about privacy in this country is a story about jurisprudence, justice and transnational values in the digital age that is worth telling.

About the Speaker: Anita L. Allen, an expert on privacy and data protection law and ethics, is the Henry R. Silverman Professor of Law and Professor of Philosophy at the University of Pennsylvania. She is a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and an elected member of the American Law Institute and the National Academy of Medicine. She served under President Obama as a member of his National Commission for the Study of Bioethical Issues. For her pioneering privacy scholarship and advocacy, she has been recognized by the Alain Locke Society and by the Collegium of Black Women Philosophers. She is a graduate of Harvard Law School with a PhD in Philosophy from the University of Michigan. We will be joined for the event by senior advocate Mr Shyam Divan, the lead counsel in the case.

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