Kellogg Lecture: What You Don’t Know Will Hurt You – Fighting the Privacy Paradox By Designing for Privacy and Enforcing Protective Technology


Location: Hesburgh Center, Room C103


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.