George Mason University Antonin Scalia Law School

LEC Workshop on Consumer Protection for AG Staff and Economists

Event Details

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

The LEC’s Program on Economics & Privacy (PEP) hosted a two-day program on the economics of information. The first day consisted of instruction on the foundational economics of information, with focus on search costs, adverse selection, and the economics of advertising and privacy. The day finished with an industry panel to discuss the role of information flows in certain technology products. On the second day, workshop participants attended the Fourth Annual Public Policy Conference on the Economics of Privacy and Data Security. Topics covered included consumer understanding of privacy policies, big data and disadvantaged communities, biometric identification, and differing EU and US approaches to the intersection between privacy and antitrust. Participants included leading scholars, practitioners, and government officials.