Talk

 

"The Troubled Future of Privacy...And How Engineers Can Fix It"

John Grant, Director of Privacy and Civil Liberties Engineering, Palantir

Monday, September 17, 2018 at 6:00 P.M.

Room 368 (CIT 3rd Floor)

The most important institutions in the world don't just protect public safety or provide vital goods and services — they also deal with astonishing amounts of data. At Palantir, we build software that lets these organizations safely integrate and analyze their data to combat terrorism, uncover fraud, develop new medicines, build safer airplanes, and more.

This commitment reflects the growing recognition that lawyers and politicians cannot be the sole protectors of our rights in an increasingly technology-driven world. But this is hardly a new role for engineers.

In this talk, Palantir’s Director of Privacy and Civil Liberties Engineering will discuss the pivotal role that engineers played in creating the essential building blocks of privacy for today’s technology, and what you need to know to carry on the fight.

Host: Industry Partners Program