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Leslie and John Francis co-author new book on privacy

Husband and wife team —who are both University of Utah professors —explore understanding privacy in a complex and changing online world.

Dryer participates in privacy discussion on KSL’s Doug Wright Show

University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law Professor Randy Dryer participated in a discussion on KSL’s Doug Wright Show titled, “Necessary precaution or invasion of privacy?” The conversation is about whether or not Homeland Security can require visitors from certain countries to hand over their financial and social media accounts.

Dryer to speak on privacy law at Utah State Bar Annual Convention

University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law Professor Randy Dryer will be speaking at the Utah State Bar Annual Convention in San Diego on July 8.  Dryer’s talk is titled “Privacy in the Cloud: Protecting Yourself and Your Client.”  His presentation is one of several he has given throughout the state in the past […]

Guiora weighs in on internet privacy in wake of Orlando shootings

On June 13, 2016 S.J. Quinney College of Law Professor Amos Guiora spoke with ABC4’s Glen Mills about Internet privacy in the wake of the Orlando nightclub shootings that killed 49 people and injured many more. “The fact you are on a watch list, and the fact that you have been brought in for questioning or that […]

Baughman Interviewed by ABC4 about NSA Bulk Surveillance Program

Professor Shima Baughman was interviewed by ABC4 in a story titled, “Time runs out on controversial NSA bulk surveillance program.” “It’s not really going to stop their ability to obtain phone numbers, even conversations of individuals they worry are suspected terrorists. But, it will stop them from collecting bulk data from average Americans as they […]

Dryer to Appear on KUED’s Utah Conversations Program

Randy Dryer, Presidential Honors Professor, will appear on KUED’s Utah Conversations program on Sunday, September 7 at 5:30 p.m. Dryer was interviewed by host Ted Capener about how privacy has changed in light of new technology which has enabled pervasive surveillance not only by the government, but by businesses, employers, schools, parents, suspicious spouses and […]

Guiora Interviewed about Allegations of Chinese Cyber-Spying on U.S. Companies

Amos Guiora was interviewed recently by WTMJ radio in Milwaukee, Wisconsin about recent allegations that China has cyber spied on U.S. companies. To listen to the interview, click here.  

Dryer Interviewed in KSL Story about Personal Drones and Invasion of Privacy

Randy Dryer, Professor of Law at the University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law, was extensively quoted in a recent KSL News story about personal drones and privacy concerns. Dryer, a frequent speaker on First Amendment and privacy issues, raised concerns about how drones might be employed by government agencies, including law enforcement. “Do they […]

Part IV of a series on proposed changes to the common rule: standardizing informed consent

This post serves as fourth in a series addressing the Advanced Notice of Proposed Rulemaking for proposed changes to the Common Rule.  I had the opportunity to interview John Stillman, Director of the University of Utah Institutional Review Board. There is language in the ANPRM about standardizing informed consent; that the real purpose of informed […]

Part I of a series on proposed changes to the common rule: Introduction

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has announced an Advanced Notice of Proposed Rulemaking regarding the common rule.  The common rule, originally published in 1991, regulates informed consent and Institutional Review Boardss for human subject research.  This post serves as the first of a series that will address issues raised by this topic, including the […]