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Loyola University Chicago Brings Together Experts
to Explore the Ever-Changing Online Landscape
for its Seventh Annual Digital Ethics Symposium

The Center for Digital Ethics and Policy, founded through Loyola University Chicago’s School of Communication, will host its Seventh Annual International Symposium on Digital Ethics on Friday, October 13.

Experts will explore some of the most crucial issues confronting the online community today, all with an eye towards balancing ethical awareness and decision-making with digital freedom and innovation. The symposium will feature speakers, panels, and breakout sessions that examine a number of topics, including the complexities of dating in a digital world, surveillance, fake news, drones, the internet of things, and the right to be forgotten, which allows individuals to have information and images about themselves removed from the internet. There will also be a special exhibit on memes.

The event is open to the public. To view the full schedule and register, click here.

Data scientist Cathy O’Neil, PhD, will deliver this year’s keynote address. The mathematician and author’s book, Weapons of Math Destruction, was nominated for the 2016 National Book Award for nonfiction. O’Neil earned her PhD in mathematics from Harvard and taught at Barnard College. She spent time in the private sector working for the hedge fund D. E. Shaw and then as a data scientist at a number of startups. She founded the Lede Program in Data Journalism at Columbia University. She currently writes for Bloomberg View and on her blog at mathbabe.

Shoshana Zuboff, PhD, Charles Edward Wilson Professor of Business Administration at the Harvard Business School, is the author of the forthcoming book, Master or Slave? The Fight for the Soul of Our Information Civilization. It integrates her lifelong themes: the historical emergence of psychological individuality, the conditions for human development, the digital revolution, and the evolution of capitalism.

Nev Schulman has spent the last five years traveling around the U.S. as the executive producer and host of Catfish. The hit television series was inspired by the critically acclaimed 2010 documentary of the same name, which centered on Schulman’s story of online love and deception. In 2014, Schulman published his first book, In Real Life: Love, Lies & Identity in the Digital Age. He is a regular contributor to ATTN:, Father.ly, Glamour, and MTV.com.

Other featured speakers include:

Friday, October 13
8:30 a.m.–5 p.m.

Loyola University Chicago
Water Tower Campus
Lewis Towers
Regents Hall, 16th Floor
111 E. Pearson St.
Chicago, IL 60611

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