Berkman Center’s New Online Offering, “CyberPrivacy,” Opens Door for Worldwide Debate

October 23, 2003

Cambridge, MA - Harvard Law School's Berkman Center for Internet & Society launches the online series “CyberPrivacy” today at noon, as part of the ongoing Berkman Online Lecture and Discussion (BOLD) Series project. CyberPrivacy is led by Professor John T. Nockleby of Loyola Law School and is free and open to the public.

Nockleby, a leading scholar in the field of Internet privacy, has developed, along with several research assistants, the material for this series to include the latest court decisions, legislation and scholarship in privacy law. Participants in the series are given a series of readings in seven installments, or modules. For the first time in BOLD history, the full series will be hosted on the Berkman Center’s H2O open source software system, offering special online discussions, using the “Rotisserie” software, as well as traditional threaded discussion.

"The Berkman Center is committed to making as much cutting-edge scholarship in the field of Internet law available to the public at large as we possibly can," says Berkman Center Executive Director John Palfrey. "The BOLD Series had linked people from hundreds of countries around the world together and created communities built around ideas. We’re particularly excited to host this latest series, CyberPrivacy, entirely within our new open source H2O environment. And we are delighted that Professor Nockleby will once again be leading this series."

The Berkman Center for Internet & Society is a research program founded to explore cyberspace, share in its study, and help pioneer its development. Its home page is found at http://cyber.harvard.edu/.

For more information about the series and a link to registration, please visit the following website: http://cyber.harvard.edu/home/cyberprivacy. Registration is free to anyone who would like to participate and will remain open throughout the series.

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PRESS CONTACT: Wendy Koslow, Berkman Center for Internet & Society, 617/495-7547.

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