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Just Infrastructures talk, A Practical Framework for Human Rights Advocates to Combat Automated Injustice, by Kit Walsh from the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF)

Event Type
Lecture
Sponsor
Grainger College of Engineering SRI, the Center for Just Infrastructures
Location
https://just-infras.illinois.edu/
Virtual
wifi event
Date
Oct 13, 2021   12:00 pm  
Registration
Registration
Contact
Karrie Karahalios
E-Mail
kkarahal@illinois.edu
Phone
217-265-6841
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Illinois ECE Calendar

We invite you to attend the next Just Infrastructures talk, A Practical Framework for Human Rights Advocates to Combat Automated Injustice, by Kit Walsh from the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF).

Her work has addressed net neutrality, copyright, privacy, coders’ rights, and other issues that relate to freedom of expression and access to knowledge.  Read more about her extensive body of work here: https://www.eff.org/about/staff/kit-walsh!

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Who: Kit Walsh, Senior Staff Attorney, EFF

When: Wednesday, October 13, 12-1pm CT

Where:  Zoom, register at https://just-infras.illinois.edu/

Title: A Practical Framework for Human Rights Advocates to Combat Automated Injustice

Abstract:

Algorithmic decision making is more and more common, and both potential and actual harms are well-documented. In this session of the Just Infrastructures series, Kit Walsh (she/her) will present both how advocates are using existing legal frameworks to protect the rights of those subject to these systems, and a framework for understanding the impact of these systems in the different contexts where they can be deployed, to inform future policy efforts.

Bios:

Kit Walsh (she/her) is a Senior Staff Attorney and Assistant Director at the Electronic Frontier Foundation, where she pursues impact litigation and policy to protect the rights of activists, journalists, researchers, and all people who are subject to new technologies. Her work includes protecting the autonomy of technology users, online expression, and the due process rights of criminal defendants and others who are processed using algorithmic decision making tools. Prior to joining EFF, she led the civil liberties practice at Harvard's Cyberlaw Clinic and previously cut her teeth litigating private disputes. She holds a JD from Harvard Law School and a BS from MIT, where she worked on making us all interconnected cyborgs — until she realized what a bad idea that would be, given our current systems of power, and decided to pursue social change instead.

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