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Gee-Whiz Meets Policy

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June 2, 2009

Jay Stanley of the ACLU’s Technology and Liberty Program is co-chair of this year’s Computers, Freedom, and Privacy conference, being held now in Washington, DC. He says:

This year’s theme, “Creating the Future,” is intended to capture not only discussion about the gee-whiz technologies on the horizon, but also a recognition that the policy decisions we make today will shape our lives for years to come. It also reflects a sense that the future is to be created through intelligent policymaking, and is not at the mercy of deterministic technological imperatives or invisible market forces.

Read more here.