Anita L. Allen delivers the William H. Timbers '37 Lecture

For the William H. Timbers '37 Lecture, Annita Allen gives a lecture titled, Privacy Law and Racial Justice. Two kinds of privacy law are in a state of disarray—the information privacy law we need in light of data gobbling Big Tech and digital life, and the decisional privacy law we need in light of the recent Supreme Court decision overturning Roe v. Wade. Focusing on race and its intersections with gender, this lecture will describe the far past and the likely future of legal protections for privacy and private choice.

Anita L. Allen is the Henry R. Silverman Professor of Law and Professor of Philosophy at the Univ. of Pennsylvania Carey Law School. A graduate of Harvard Law School with a PhD from the Univ. of Michigan in Philosophy, Allen is internationally renowned as an expert on philosophical dimensions of privacy and data protection law, ethics, bioethics, legal philosophy, women's rights, and diversity in higher education. She was Penn's Vice Provost for Faculty from 2013-2020, and chaired the Provost's Arts Advisory Council.