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Centre for Law, Medicine and Life Sciences

Faculty of Law

HK Symposium - Privacy

On Wednesday April 11th, Dr Jeff Skopek will deliver a talk on "What is Privacy? (What is Data Protection?)" at the University of Hong Kong.    This is part of symposium on Privacy, Data Protection and Data-Sharing in Biomedical Research organized by the Centre for Medical Ethics and Law.



For as long as privacy has been the focus of academic attention, it has been criticized as an ill-defined concept, and for as long as scholars have tried to clarify the nature of privacy, their definitions have been rejected as too broad, too narrow, or both. In light of this history, privacy scholars are increasingly concluding that a unified account of privacy is unattainable. Dr Skopek will argue that this conclusion is mistaken and arises from a basic category error, in which descriptive and normative theories of privacy are conflated. When privacy losses and privacy violations are instead differentiated and analyzed independently, it becomes clear that a unified account of privacy is attainable, but that privacy rights are limited in ways that have gone unrecognized. 

More information about the conference can be found here.

Wednesday, 11 April, 2018 - 14:15 to 14:45
Event location: 
University of Hong Kong