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A Constitution for Facebook Users?

Friday, Mar. 2, 2012

Pictures posted on Facebook can get blasted out to the world. Social networking companies can store our data for long periods of time, aiding their marketing possibilities but upending our privacy assumptions. What can be done about these powerful trends?

Lori Andrews, author of I Know Who You Are and I Saw What You Did: Social Networks and the Death of Privacy, speaks March 8, 6:30 p.m., about online privacy and a Social Network Constitution she is developing to protect the rights of Internet users. The talk will be held in the Forbes Room of Lucas Hall on the Santa Clara University campus.

Andrews is a law professor at the Illinois Institute of Technology-Chicago Kent School of Law, where she is also director of the Institute for Science, Law and Technology. The National Law Journal named her one of the 100 Most Influential Lawyers in America and the American College of Law and Medicine awarded her its highest honor, making her an Honorary Fellow for "distinguished achievement in the field of legal medicine."

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