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Balancing Information Sharing and Privacy Concerns


I’ll be at the National Conference on Science, Technology and the Law, A National Institute of Justice Conference sponsored by the National Clearinghouse for Science, Technology, and the Law, September 12-14, 2005, St. Petersburg, Florida. I’m on a panel with a great group of folks on “Balancing Information Sharing and Privacy Concerns.” We haven’t put up a panel description, but the conference is focused around:

Given the explosion of scientific evidence litigation coupled with the “CSI Effect,” scientists, law enforcement, laboratory personnel, judges and lawyers are overwhelmed by the amount of information required to educate them to meet these legal challenges. Recent studies have also demonstrated a need for more scientific information and education for jurists and attorneys.

I really enjoy going to conferences which are outside my specialities, the opportunity to learn that that presents, and so I’m looking forward to the whole conference.