Internet users’ vulnerabilities the focus of upcoming lecture

Professor Stuart N. Brotman will discuss how to achieve better digital privacy protection in an upcoming lecture at the University of Tennessee.

Brotman, the Howard Distinguished Endowed Professor of Media Management and Law and the Beaman Professor of Journalism and Electronic Media in the College of Communication and Information, has written a guide that will be of particular use to those working remotely online. 

His book, “Privacy’s Perfect Storm: Digital Policy for Post-Pandemic Times,” discusses how our connections to digital devices and the transfer of data across networks leaves our confidential information vulnerable.

Brotman’s collection of essays is designed to guide readers to a better understanding of the digital privacy policy landscape, particularly as lawmakers delay in implementing internet regulations perpetuating privacy challenges. 

This special event is co-hosted by the College of Law’s Institute for Professional Leadership and the Howard H. Baker Jr. Center for Public Policy. Along with Brotman, College of Law Professor and Interim Director of the Institute for Professional Leadership Joan Heminway will moderate the discussion.

The virtual event will take place Thursday, Oct. 1 from 5 p.m. until 6 p.m. The Zoom meeting link can be found here