Ashoka event in Riggs Library
Category: General News, Tech & Public Policy, University News

Title: McCourt School hosts award-winning changemakers and social entrepreneurs

If you take an evidence-based, data-driven approach and redesign the system to focus on the task of ending homelessness, rather than compliance to arbitrary rules, there actually could be an end in sight for the unhoused population in this country.”

Rosanne Haggerty

Albert Fox Cahn, founder and executive director of the Surveillance Technology Oversight Project (STOP) and a fellow at Yale Law School’s Information Society Project,  then shared what he’s learned over his decades-long career as a lawyer and activist. “Current privacy policies created during the time of analog models have failed to keep up with the digitization and advancements in technology,” he said. 

Fox Cahn encouraged students at Georgetown to continue to stand up for what they believe in and to “work to advance privacy policies that protect the people they have long victimized.” 

Read more about America’s Path Forward: Conversations with Social Innovators on the Power of Communities Everywhere