Seek and Hide: Discussion with the Author

Should everyone have privacy in their personal lives? Can privacy exist in a public place? Is there a right to be left alone even in the United States?

Today privacy seems simultaneously under siege and surging. And that’s doubly dangerous, as legal expert Amy Gajda argues. Too little privacy leaves ordinary people vulnerable to those who deal in and publish soul-crushing secrets. Too much means the famous and infamous can cloak themselves in secrecy and dodge accountability. Seek and Hide carries us from the very start, when privacy concepts first entered American law and society, to now, with the worry that smartphones, webcams, basement publishers, and the forever internet had erased the right to privacy completely.

On Thursday, August 25th 12-1pm PT, we’ll have a conversation with author Amy Gajda about her book and how we should approach privacy in the digital age. Join us for an intimate conversation between Gajda and Samantha Gordon, Chief Programs Officer at TechEquity.

We recommend picking up the book from your favorite local bookstore; you can find its availability in your area on IndieBound.

As always with our book club series, you don’t have to read the book to join! If you’re looking for a brief primer on the topic before the event, we recommend this New York Times review of the book on the tension between the right to know and the right to be left alone.


  • Webinar kicks off at 12:00 PM
  • Panel discussion begins at 12:05 PM
  • Q&A from attendees from 12:40-1:00 PM

About Amy Gajda

Amy Gajda, Tulane Law School’s Class of 1937 Professor of Law, is a journalist turned lawyer.  She is recognized internationally for her expertise in privacy, media law, torts, and the law of higher education; her scholarship explores the tensions between social regulation and First Amendment values, particularly the shifting boundaries of press freedoms and rising public anxieties about the erosion of privacy. 

This webinar is hosted on Zoom; register for free to get access to the webinar link. We can’t wait to see you there!

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