What You Don’t Know Will Hurt You: Fighting the Privacy Paradox by Designing for Privacy and Enforcing Protective Technology

Kellogg PhD Fellow Perla Khattar

Perla Khattar
Notre Dame Law School JSD Student
Kellogg Institute PhD Fellow

This presentation explores how most people suffer from something called "the privacy paradox." In short, people say that they care about their privacy, but are unwilling to take the steps to protect it. With this fact in mind, and knowing that the right to privacy is one of the pillars of a democratic society, different legislation is needed. This is where Perla Khattar proposes the privacy by design legislation: a law that would imbed privacy standards into the architecture of every software, minimizing the steps that consumers have to take to protect their privacy. She also proposes mass technology awareness campaigns as a way to deal with the paradox.

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Perla Khattar

Perla Khattar is a Lebanese, first generation attorney that graduated from La Sagesse University in Beirut with an Bachelor of laws, Magna Cum Laude, Valedictorian. She was awarded the Fulbright Scholarship by the U.S. Department of State and earned her Master of Laws, Summa Cum laude, Valedictorian from Loyola University in New Orleans. She also attended Drexel University as part of her Fulbright journey...
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