George Mason University Antonin Scalia Law School

Program on Economics & Privacy: Digital Information Policy Scholars Conference

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 (PEP) at George Mason University School of Law hosted a Scholars Conference on the economics of digital information policy on Friday, April 29, 2016. The mission of PEP is to promote the sound application of economic analysis to issues surrounding the digital information economy through original research, policy outreach, and education.

The Scholars Conference showcased twenty original research papers on such topics as:

  • Consumer valuation of privacy
  • Data security in the payment cards industry
  • The impact of identity theft on consumer behavior
  • Antitrust and the use of consumer data
  • The costs and benefits of privacy regulation
  • The effect of genetic privacy laws

Presenters included Alessandro Acquisti (Carnegie Mellon University), Ginger Jin (Federal Trade Commission), and Catherine Tucker (Massachusetts Institute of Technology).