Hastings Law Journal, Constitutional Law Quarterly, and the Hastings Science and Technology Law Journal proudly presented a joint symposium, “The Evolution of Privacy in the Age of Technology.” The event featured two panel discussions: the first panel focused on the regulation of emerging technologies within the Fourth Amendment context, and the second on consumer protection, privacy, and the role of government actors and companies.

The keynote address provided by Jay Stanley, a senior policy analyst with the ACLU Speech, Privacy, and Technology Project, who researches, writes and speaks about technology-related privacy and civil liberties issues and their future. Please click on the following link to read one of Mr. Stanley‘s articles on the subject: https://www.aclu.org/blog/free-future/privacy-threat-always-microphones-amazon-echo

Special thanks to Baker Botts, Cooley, Davis Polk & Wardwell, Farella Braun + Martel, Fenwick & West, Kirkland & Ellis, Morgan, Lewis & Bockius, Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton, Venable, and Winston & Strawn.



The Hastings Science and Technology Law Journal (STLJ) and Hastings Communication and Entertainment Law Journal (COMM/ENT) presented, “Programming the Law: Privacy, Security, and Innovation” on February 26, 2016.

The symposium brought together policymakers, legal scholars, attorneys, and privacy advocates to collectively consider the future of privacy in important areas such as: Transatlantic Data Transfer, Internet of Things (IoT), and Dark Web/Anonymity. The event focused on the latest developments in the US-EU Safe Harbor framework, the roles of startups and businesses in the expansion of IoT into homes, and the evolving jurisprudence around the right to anonymity.

Together we explored the questions surrounding how such data should be stored, managed, and protected as our everyday life becomes increasingly digitized. The event is free and open to the public. MCLE and CPE credit was offered to practicing attorneys and privacy professionals.