Third Annual LEC Public Policy Conference on Privacy and Data Security

Program Description: 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 included 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.

Agenda

Welcome & Basic Economics of Privacy

Panelists:

James C. Cooper, Director, Research and Policy, Law & Economics Center and Lecturer in Law, George Mason University School of Law

Andrew E. Stivers, Deputy Director for Consumer Protection, Bureau of Economics, Federal Trade Commission

Moderator:

Mark W. Brennan, Partner, Hogan Lovells LLP


Economics of Data Breach Regulation

Panelists:

Sebastien R. Gay, Lecturer in the Department of Economics, The University of Chicago

Siona R. Listokin, Associate Professor, George Mason University School of Policy, Government, and International Affairs

J. Brian O’Roark, Professor of Economics, Robert Morris University

Moderator:

J. Howard Beales III, Professor of Strategic Management and Public Policy, The George Washington University School of Business


Luncheon Address

Speaker:

Benjamin Wittes, Senior Fellow, Governance Studies


Legal Frameworks for Data Privacy and Security

 

Panelists:

Richard R.W. Brooks, Charles Keller Beekman Professor of Law, Columbia Law School

Erin A. O’Hara O’Connor, Milton R. Underwood Professor of Law, Vanderbilt University Law School

Dima Y. Shamoun, Research Fellow, Mercatus Center at George Mason University

Moderator:

Derek E. Bambauer, Professor of Law, University of Arizona James E. Rogers College of Law


Competition and Privacy

Panelists:

Michael E. Sykuta, Associate Professor, University of Missouri, Columbia Department of Agricultural & Applied Economics

Darren S. Tucker, Partner, Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP

Abraham L. Wickelgren, Professor of Law, University of Texas School of Law

Moderator:

Bruce H. Kobayashi, Professor of Law, George Mason University School of Law and Director, Global Antitrust Institute

 

RESEARCH

Sykuta, Michael, “Big Data in Agriculture: Property Rights, Privacy, and Competition in Ag Data Services.” International Food and Agribusiness Management Review, Vol. 19, Issue A (2016)

Listokin, Siona, “Industry Self-Regulation of Consumer Data Privacy and Security”, 32 John Marshall Journal of Information Technology & Privacy Law 15 (2015)

 

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