“Transparency, Secrecy, and the Internet: Striking a Balance Between the Ideals of Privacy and Accountability in the Digital Age”

On Friday, October 29, 2010, the Elon Law Review presented a symposium that explored emerging issues in Internet transparency and accountability. The goal of the issue is to explore how the Internet impacts public access to, and interest in, information and how society balances the desire for increased access to information with the need for secrecy, privacy, and control.

Download the schedule and summary of the three panels that took place through the symposium.


Download biographies for the participants and moderators listed below.

Adam Candeub, Acting Director of Intellectual Property & Communications Law Program and Associate Professor of Law, Michigan State University College of Law;

Andrew Chin, Associate Professor of Law, University of North Carolina School of Law;

Anne Klinefelter, Associate Professor of Law and Director of the Law Library, University of North Carolina School of Law;

Shubha Ghosh, Professor of Law, University of Wisconsin School of Law;

Saby Ghoshray, Independent Scholar;

Joe Hall, Postdoctoral Research Fellow jointly affiliated with the University of California Berkeley School of Information and the Center for Information Technology Policy at Princeton University;

Jeffrey L. Harrison, Stephen C. O’Connell Chair, University of Florida Levin College of Law;

Paul Jones, Director of ibiblio.org and Clinical Associate Professor, School of Journalism and Mass Communication and School of Information and Library Science, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill;

Mary L. Lyndon, Professor of Law, St. John’s University School of Law;

Jasmine McNealy, Assistant Professor of Communications, S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications, Syracuse University.


Eric Fink, Jennings Professor of Law and Emerging Scholar, Elon University School of Law;

Scott Gaylord, Associate Professor of Law, Elon University School of Law;

David Levine, Assistant Professor of Law, Elon University School of Law, and non-resident fellow at the Center for Internet and Society at Stanford Law School.

The symposium took place from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. on Friday, October 29, at Elon University School of Law in Greensboro, N.C. It was a CLE approved event and attorneys received three credit hours towards their general hours requirement for attending. The Symposium was open to all members of the community and all were welcome to attend. There was no admission cost for the event.

Click here for the initial Call for Articles for this symposium.