May 17

Designing an Ethical Web

Designing an Ethical Web

The Web of Health

The Web, for much of its existence, has evolved with limited focus on its interaction with social and political values. Over the last several years, researchers, practitioners, and policymakers have increasingly become aware that technical designs impact human rights. Issues of security, accessibility, freedom of expression, and privacy have received increased attention in standard-setting bodies. The technical choices of companies, as well as business models and policies, are being closely scrutinized for their interaction with human rights and other public interests. In this track, we'll hear from a diverse set of speakers about the role of technical design — standards, implementations, and interfaces — on human rights, current efforts and pressing challenges, and visions for building a more just and ethical web.

Tentative schedule

Opening remarks
10:30 - 10:35
UC Berkeley School of Information
10:35 - 11:30
Invited talk
11:30 - 12:00
Invited talk
Associate Professor, UC Berkeley
12:00 - 12:30
12:30 - 14:00
Panel: The Role of technical standards for Human Rights
Alan Davidson, VP of Global Policy, Trust and Security at Mozilla
Arvind Narayanan, Associate Professor of Computer Science, Princeton University
Katie Shilton, Associate Professor, University of Maryland
14:00 - 15:20
Closing remarks
15:20 - 15:30


Sharad Goel Stanford University

Deirdre Mulligan UC Berkeley School of Information

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