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When Science and Technology Outrun the Law: Understanding Corporate and Personal Risks

With increasing frequency, new and evolving technologies are disrupting existing industries and legal paradigms.  This panel will discuss the complex balance between driving innovation and complying with the law as currently understood. Whether hobbyists’ use of drones for aerial surveillance or app-based car services' disregard for traditional hired-car licensing regimes, many prominent technology trends run afoul of current regulations – or, at the least, pose challenges never anticipated by lawmakers or law enforcement.  We’ll examine topics such as big data's impact on privacy, the potential consequences of gathering and sharing genetic information as the cost of DNA sequencing plummets, the emergence of drones and other robotic or driverless vehicles that can intrude on traditionally "private" spaces, the rising significance of cybersecurity in day-to-day operations of Main Street industry, and surveillance as a technologically enabled part of daily life in the U.S.
The panel will include:
Hank GreelyDeane F. and Kate Edelman Johnson Professor of Lawl; Director, Center for Law and the Biosciences; Professor (by courtesy) of Genetics, Stanford School of Medicine; Chair, Steering Committee of the Center for Biomedical Ethics; and Director, Stanford Program in Neuroscience and Society.
Eleanor Lacey, VP, General Counsel & Secretary, SurveyMonkey
Dan Siciliano (Moderator), Professor of the Practice of Law and Associate Dean for Executive Education and Special Programs; Faculty Director, Arthur and Toni Rembe Rock Center for Corporate Governance



Monday, February 9, 2015. 05:30 PM


Room 190, Stanford Law School


Stanford Program Group




This event is free and open to the public. Registration is required.  Click here to register.