Higher Education

Academic Freedom, Civil Liberties, and Emerging Technology with New College Alum Jennifer Granick

Jennifer Granick is the surveillance and cybersecurity counsel with the ACLU Speech, Privacy, and Technology Project. She litigates, speaks, and writes about privacy, security, technology, and constitutional rights. Also the author of the book American Spies: Modern Surveillance, Why You Should Care, and What to Do About It and an alum of New College of Florida she joins Mike in a conversation about her work with the ACLU, her perspectives on the current situation at New College, and her thoughts on education and the future of work in light of the emergence of generative AI and Chat GPT.

We begin by hearing Jennifer’s origin story, beginning in New Jersey before studying at New College as an undergraduate on her way to becoming a lawyer. From there we hear how she began studying the Internet in its infancy in the 90s helping to create Stanford Law School’s Center for Internet and Society. Since then she’s become increasingly involved in civil liberties relating to emerging technology. We talk about the situation at New College while hearing Jennifer’s thoughts on emerging trends in education, privacy, surveillance, and the law. Don’t miss it!

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Episode References

Granick, J. S. (2017). American Spies: Modern Surveillance, Why You Should Care, and What to Do About It. Cambridge University Press.