Workshop for Attorneys General and Regulators on the Economics of Information, Advertising, and Privacy

The George Mason University Law & Economics Center and the Program on Economics & Privacy (PEP) are excited to invite you to their upcoming Workshop for Attorneys General and Regulators on the Economics of Information, Advertising, and Privacy, to be held at George Mason University’s Arlington, Virginia campus on Thursday, May 31 and Friday June 1, 2018.

Today’s vibrant internet economy is increasingly driven by the collection and use of consumer data. While the tech sector has provided tremendous benefits to consumers, the unintended consequences of data sharing can raise concerns, as evidenced by the recent Facebook-Cambridge Analytica controversy. Naturally, policy discussions are focused on how best to protect consumers from harmful uses of their data without stifling innovation and economic growth.

This two-day program offers a combination of classroom-style lectures and panel discussions. On day one, leading experts will lecture on the fundamental economic principles underlying the use of information and the regulation of commercial data flows. On day two, attendees will take part in PEP’s 6th Annual Symposium on the Law & Economics of Privacy and Data Security. This year’s symposium will explore topics such as algorithmic fairness, the impact of the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) in the United States, and competition policy in the tech industry.

There are no registration fees. Reading materials, hotel rooms, and group meals are covered by the Law & Economics Center. And most travel expenses are reimbursable upon successful completion of the program. Please submit your application by May 16, 2018.