George Mason University Antonin Scalia Law School

Fourth Annual LEC Public Policy Conference on the Law & Economics of Privacy and Data Security

Event Details

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

Leading scholars, practitioners, and government officials discussed topics such as biometrics, big data, differing EU and US approaches to the intersection between privacy and antitrust, and new empirical research on privacy and data security. A luncheon panel will discuss the encryption debate.

Privacy & Competition: US & EU Perspectives



Andrea Glorioso, Counselor, ICT & Digital Economy, Delegation of the European Union to the United States

Abigail Slater, Vice President, Legal & Regulatory Policy, The Internet Association

D. Daniel Sokol, Professor of Law, University of Florida Levin College of Law


Maria Coppola, Counsel for European Affairs, Federal Trade Commission

Biometrics: Security, Privacy, and Convenience


Alvaro Bedoya, Executive Director, Center on Privacy & Technology and Adjunct Professor of Law, Georgetown University Law Center

Todd Fox, Vice President, Visa, Inc.

Brenda Leong, Senior Counsel and Director of Operations, The Future of Privacy Forum

Carl Szabo, Senior Poilcy Counsel, NetChoice


James C. Cooper, Associate Professor of Law and Director, Program on Economics and Privacy, George Mason University Antonin Scalia Law School

Luncheon Panel: The Encryption Debate


Kevin Bankston, Director, The Open Technology Institute, New America

Kenneth L. Wainstein, Partner, Cadwalader Wickersham & Taft LLP


Jamil Jaffer, Adjunct Professor and Director, Homeland National Security Law Program, George Mason University Antonin Scalia Law School

Big Data, Minorities, and the Poor: Tool for Inclusion?


Daniel Castro, Vice President, Information Technology and Innovation Foundation

Jules Polonetsky, CEO, The Future of Privacy Forum

Rob Schoshinski, Assistant Director, Division of Privacy and Identity Protection, Federal Trade Commission

Todd J. Zywicki, Executive Director, The Law & Economics Center, and Foundation Professor of Law, George Mason University Antonin Scalia Law School  


James C. Cooper

Consumer Attitudes on Privacy: Empirical Evidence



Jane R. Bambauer, Associate Professor of Law, University of Arizona James E. Rogers College of Law

Kirsten E. Martin, Assistant Professor of Strategic Management & Public Policy, The George Washington University School of Business

Slava Mikhed, Senior Industry Specialist, The Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia

Sasha Romanosky, Policy Researcher, The RAND Corporation  


Sandra Listokin, Associate Professor and Director, Master of Public Policy Program, George Mason University School of Public Policy, Government, and International Affairs