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Human Computer Interaction and Consumer Protection @ UC Berkeley

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March 30, 2011 - March 31, 2011

Samuelson Law, Technology & Public Policy Clinic Privacy Scholars Speaker Series

Panel Discussion
Wednesday, March 30
3:30-5pm
Location: Boalt 110, UC Berkeley

Privacy Paper Workshop: Human Computer Interaction: Notice and Contract Approaches
Thursday, March 31
10:00am-12:30pm
Location: Boalt 12, UC Berkeley

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Panel Discussion:
Would you be more or less likely to reveal personal details to a computer designed to look like a person? Would you answer personal questions differently on a casual website than a more formal one? Techniques of human-computer interaction (“HCI”) hold the promise both to enhance user privacy and to imperil it. This interdisciplinary team will explore how advances in HCI will affect privacy in two contexts: unfair and deceptive practices and the online formation of contracts. Ryan Calo (Stanford), Woodrow Hartzog (UNC), Gregory Conti (USMA), and Alessandro Acquisti (CMU) will discuss in panel format.

Privacy Paper Workshop:
In this paper workshop, Stanford Law School researcher Ryan Calo will present on how a consumer's very experience of a website can constitute a form of legally relevant privacy notice. Woodrow Hartzog of UNC Chapel Hill will discuss the role of human-computer interaction in the formation of contracts between consumers and web companies. Finally, professor Alessandro Acquisti of Carnegie Mellon and professor Greg Conti of the U.S. Military Academy at West Point will present their latest experimental studies involving web design and user behavior.

Contact Chris Hoofnagle for access to the papers.