“I should have the right to remain anonymous online” debate sheduled

computer-woman-obamacare“I should have the right to remain anonymous online” is the title of a debate which will touch on cyberbullying, freedom of expression, data security and citizen-based journalism at 6 p.m., October 22 at ASU’s West campus. A web application will be used to solicit questions from audience members, who will have the opportunity to submit and vote on questions they want to be posed to the debaters.

Attendees are encouraged to bring their mobile devices to the 90-minute debate, which will take place in the La Sala Ballroom at 4701 W. Thunderbird Road in Phoenix. It is free and open to the public. Visitor parking on campus costs $2 per hour.

Dan Gillmor, an internationally recognized author and leader in new media and citizen-based journalism, and Jillian C. York, the Director for International Freedom of Expression at the Electronic Frontier Foundation, will argue in favor of the debate’s motion.

Sheri Bauman, a Professor and Director of the Counseling and Mental Health Master’s degree program at the University of Arizona, who works with the Civility Fund, and Jason Weinstein, a partner at Steptoe & Johnson LLP, where he concentrates his practice on white-collar criminal defense, and privacy and data security matters, will argue against it.

Alexander Halavais, an Associate Professor of Sociology in ASU’s New College of Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences, will moderate the debate.

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