6th Annual Public Policy Symposium on the Law & Economics of Privacy and Data Security


Event Details

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  • Venue: George Mason University Antonin Scalia Law School
  • Division: Program on Economics and Privacy

The Program on Economics & Privacy, with the support of the Federalist Society’s Regulatory Transparency Project, held its 6th Annual Public Policy Symposium on the Law & Economics of Privacy and Data Security, on Friday, June 1, 2018 at George Mason University Antonin Scalia Law School in Arlington, VA.

In the wake of the Facebook-Cambridge Analytica affair and recent high-profile data breaches, we are at an inflection point. There are increasing calls to rethink regulation of the digital economy, Congress is considering several bills to overhaul the laws governing the collection and use of consumer data, and the impact of the GDPR will be felt in the US in less than a month. What’s more, a new slate of FTC Commissioners has just started work.

This year’s symposium included remarks from the new Director of the FTC’s Bureau of Consumer Protection, Andrew Smith.

The symposium also featured panels on A New Regulatory Regime for Digital Platforms?, Algorithmic “Fairness”, What Does the GDPR Mean for the US?, and Researching Bug Bounty Programs.