At Home (and On Campus) with EFF
Scheduled for Jan 14, 2021
Responding to the COVID-19 pandemic, colleges have rushed to adopt new practices and new technologies —sometimes creating a serious threat to the civil liberties of students and workers on campus. Join EFF for a live streamed video discussion about how mandated COVID apps can compromise our security and privacy, while undermining trust in the efforts of public health workers. Afterwards we will discuss how the rushed pivot to remote learning technology, such as proctoring software, has pinned many students' academic achievements against their right to privacy. Finally we will be joined by Alison Macrina, Founder and Executive Director of the Library Freedom Institute Project, to discuss the crucial role campus librarians play in identifying and addressing privacy concerns in education technology.