Professor Nicole McConlogue Speaks on Panel Hosted by University of Baltimore Law, The Surveillance State: Big Data as Big Brother

On March 30, 2022, West Virginia University College of Law professor Nicole McConlogue spoke on a panel, The Surveillance State: Big Data as Big Brother. The program was hosted by the University of Baltimore School of Law as part of the UB Law in Focus Discussion Series. Professor McConolgue was joined by other experts in the field including Aiha Nguyen of the Labor Futures at Data & Society Research Institute and Univeristy of Baltimore Law Professor Michele Gilman. The discussion was moderated by University of Baltimroe Law Professor Colin Starger.

From the program description:

You are under surveillance whether you know it or not. Packaged to the public as tools for better living and safer communities, surveillance technologies actually rob us of our privacy and civil liberties, and threaten democracy. Cellphones, cameras, license plate readers and internet-connected devices like Fitbits track our every move.

Even doorbell cameras have an Orwellian taint to them, as they reinforce stereotypes about what constitutes a "suspicious" person. Companies and governments surveil people for profit and social control in our neighborhoods, schools, workplaces and homes.

The panel discusses why we should be wary of these surveillance technologies and how law can be reformed to resist the surveillance society


Find Professor McConlogue's work on SSRN and her SelectedWorks scholoarship profile.