Aoki Center Presents: Professor Stacy-Ann Elvy "The Internet of Things and The Future of Privacy"

Professor Stacy-Ann Elvy presents her talk, "The Internet of Things and The Future of Privacy" with an introduction from Dean Johnson. "In this talk, I discuss a chapter from my forthcoming book with Cambridge University Press: A Commercial Law of Privacy and Security for the Internet of Things. I’ll discuss the significant privacy problems that the IoT raises which are often facilitated by technology companies’ various data business models. These potential privacy harms include worsening unequal access to privacy and security, decreased anonymity, reduced ability to determine what happens to our data, decreased ability to shield our lives from corporate and government actors, digital colonization of our private spaces and negative shaping of the opportunities we receive and our behaviors." ----------------------------------------- Stacy-Ann Elvy is a Professor of Law and Martin Luther King, Jr. Hall Research Scholar at the University of California, Davis School of Law. Her research focuses on “the commercial law of privacy” and its relationship to emerging technology, and human rights law. Professor Elvy is currently writing a book, THE INTERNET OF THINGS: THE FUTURE OF COMMERCIAL LAW AND PRIVACY (under contract with Cambridge University Press), that explores the consumer and legal implications of the Internet of Things. She is also an adviser to the American Law Institute’s Principles for a Data Economy project. Her scholarship has been published in leading legal journals and books, including the Columbia Law Review, Boston College Law Review, Washington & Lee Law Review, Research Handbook on the Law of Artificial Intelligence (Edward Elgar Press), Emory International Law Review, and the University of Michigan Journal of Gender and Law, to name a few. In 2019, Professor Elvy received both the Otto L. Walter Distinguished Writing Award and the UC Davis CAMPSSAH Faculty Scholar Award. Her articles have also been identified and peer reviewed by distinguished legal scholars in online legal journal Jotwell as some of the best recent works of scholarship relating to commercial law and privacy law. ---------------------------------------------- About the Aoki Center: The center seeks to drive critical legal scholarship focusing primarily on the intersection of race and law and draws together faculty and students throughout the law school and the larger UC Davis community as well as scholars across the US to advance fields of civil rights, critical race theory, immigration, as well as a number of other social justice issues.