Technology and Sexual Privacy Panel Media

On November 6, 2014 our panel discussed sexual privacy concerns in the digital age after a major celebrity photo hack. Actress Jennifer Lawrence called the act a “sex crime” in Vanity Fair. Was it? Panelists discuss what the current legal protections are for individuals and debate what future action, if any, needs to be taken.



  • Mary Anne Franks, Associate Professor of Law, University of Miami School of Law (Bio)
  • Emma Llansó, Director, Free Expression Project, Center for Democracy and Technology (Bio)
  • Rob Pegoraro, Columnist, Yahoo Tech (Bio)
  • David G. Post, Contributor, Volokh Conspiracy on
  • Tal Kopan, Cybersecurity Reporter, POLITICO Pro (Moderator) (Bio)



C-SPAN video can be found here



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In the Press

The Volokh Conspiracy Blog – The Washington Post
by panelist David Post
Panel today in DC on “The Legal Underpinnings of Digitally Exposed Private Images and What Congress Needs to Know”

by Chris Matyszczyk
“Stolen Jennifer Lawrence pics the subject of Capitol Hill debate”

TechnoCRAT Blog – Roll Call
by Anne L. Kim
“Addressing Celebrity Nude Photo Leaks and Revenge Porn: the First Amendment Question”