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Law professor Pasquale to speak on ethics and big data Thursday night

Frank Pasquale, a law professor at the University of Maryland, will speak Thursday night at 7 p.m. on how businesses and service industries collect information about us and how they fail to protect that information, regardless of their promises.

Pasquale, who teaches law at the University of Maryland, is the author of The Black Box Society: The Secret Algorithms that Control Money and Information (Harvard University Press), develops a social theory of reputation, search and finance. He frequently talks on the ethical, legal and social implications of information technology for physicians, attorneys and other health professionals.

He is a member of the NSF-funded Council for Big Data, Ethics and Society and an affiliate of Yale Law School’s Information Society Project.

WHAT: The Annual TIAA-CREF Lecture by Frank Pasquale.

WHEN: Begins with a 6 p.m. reception. Lecture is at 7, followed by dessert reception.

WHERE: UNC Charlotte’s Center City building, 320 E. Nineth St.