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Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Conference on Privacy and Data Security

 GEORGE MASON LAW & ECONOMICS CENTER PUBLIC POLICY CONFERENCE ON THE LAW & ECONOMICS OF PRIVACY AND DATA SECURITY

 Wednesday, June 19, 2013

George Mason University School of Law (Arlington, VA)

 The Law & Economics Center’s Henry G. Manne Program in Law & Economics Studies will present its Public Policy Conference on the Law & Economics of Privacy and Data Security at George Mason University School of Law, Wednesday, June 19. The conference will run from 8:30 am to 5:00 pm.

OVERVIEW

This conference is organized by Henry N. Butler, Executive Director of the Law & Economics Center and George Mason Foundation Professor of Law, and James C. Cooper, Director, Research and Policy at the Law & Economics Center, and Lecturer in Law, George Mason University School of Law.

Consumers have an incredible array of technologies and services available to them online. As these technologies have progressed, there are growing questions as to what policies are best suited to protect consumers and encourage industry innovation. Topics include the role of the state attorneys general in enforcing privacy laws and a discussion of the rapidly changing landscape of spam, spyware, data portability and industry data retention guidelines.     

 REGISTRATION

You must pre-register for this event online at http://www.cvent.com/d/9cqbrj/4W. 

 

If you have questions, please contact Jeff Smith at jsmithq@gmu.edu or 703.993.8382.

 

 AGENDA

Wednesday, June 19, 2013   

 

PANEL 1: Privacy & Data Security: Substitutes and Complements

 

The opening panel will explore the relationship between privacy and data security. To what extent are they complements or substitutes? Is there too much focus on privacy in current policy debates?

 

PANEL 2: Privacy & Data Security Law: Harm and Unfairness

 

The second panel will examine the proper legal framework for dealing with privacy and data security issues, with special attention paid to the meaning of harm under the FTC Act.

 

LUNCHEON DISCUSSION: Privacy and the First Amendment

 

The luncheon program will address the extent to which privacy regulation implicates the First Amendment.

 

PANEL 3: Privacy Tradeoffs: What Do We Know?

 

What do we know about consumer demands for privacy and the efficacy of extant privacy regulation? This panel will examine the state of the empirical evidence germane to the privacy debate.

 

PANEL 4: Privacy and Competition: The Role of Privacy in Antitrust Analysis and How Privacy Regulation Affects Competition

 

The conference will conclude with a panel delving into the interface between privacy and antitrust. The panelists will discuss such issues as: Do firms compete by offering customers more privacy? What role should access to consumer data play in antitrust analysis? and How does privacy regulation affect competition?

 CONFIRMED PANELISTS (as of May 20, 2013):

  • J. Howard Beales III, Professor of Strategic Management and Public Policy, The George Washington University School of Business
  • Daniel W. Caprio, Jr., Senior Strategic Advisor and Independent Consultant, McKenna, Long & Aldridge LLP
  • James C. Cooper, Director, Research and Policy, Law & Economics Center and Lecturer in Law, George Mason University School of Law
  • Lorrie F. Cranor, Associate Professor, Institute for Software Research, Carnegie Mellon University and Director, CyLab Usable Privacy and Security Laboratory
  • Anna Davis, Attorney Advisor to Commissioner Maureen Ohlhausen, Federal Trade Commission
  • Jim Halpert, Partner, DLA Piper
  • Woodrow N. Hartzog, Assistant Professor of Law, Cumberland School of Law, Samford University
  • Jonathan Klick, Professor of Law, University of Pennsylvania Law School
  • Tara Isa Koslov, Deputy Director, Office of Policy Planning, Federal Trade Commission
  • Ryan Kriger, Assistant Attorney General, State of Vermont Office of the Attorney General
  • Thomas M. Lenard, President and Senior Fellow, Technology Policy Institute
  • Paul Ohm, Associate Professor of Law, University of Colorado School of Law
  • Frank A. Pasquale, Schering-Plough Professor in Health Care Regulation and Enforcement, Seton Hall University School of Law
  • Randal C. Picker, Leffmann Professor of Commercial Law, The University of Chicago Law School and Senior Fellow, The Computation Institute of The University of Chicago and Argonne National Laboratory
  • Sasha Romanosky, Microsoft Research Fellow, Information law Institute, New York University School of Law
  • ·        Paul H. Rubin, Samuel Candler Dobbs Professor of Economics, Emory University
  • Adam Thierer, Senior Research Fellow, Mercatus Center at George Mason University
  • Catherine E. Tucker, Mark Hyman, Jr. Career Development Professor and Associate Professor of Marketing, MIT Sloan School of Management
  • Christopher S. Yoo, John H. Chestnut Professor of Law, Communication, and Computer & Information Science and Director, Center for Technology, Innovation & Competition, University of Pennsylvania Law School

 VENUE

Founders Hall Auditorium

George Mason University School of Law

3351 Fairfax Drive

Arlington, VA 22201

 

For further information on the Law & Economics Center, please visit http://www.masonlec.org.

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