Sixth Annual Public Policy Symposium on the Law & Economics of Privacy and Data Security

June 1, 2018 at 8:00 AM ET

George Mason University Antonin Scalia Law School
Founders Hall Auditorium
3351 Fairfax Drive
Arlington, Virginia 22201

In the wake of the Facebook-Cambridge Analytica affair and recent high-profile data breaches, we are at an inflection point. There are increasing calls to rethink regulation of the digital economy, Congress is considering several bills to overhaul the laws governing the collection and use of consumer data, and the impact of the GDPR will be felt in the US in less than a month. What’s more, a new slate of FTC Commissioners has just started work.

Join us on June 1 for the 6th Annual Symposium on the Law & Economics of Privacy and Data Security where we tackle these issues with thought leaders from government, academia, think tanks, and industry.

This year’s symposium will include remarks from the new Director of the FTC’s Bureau of Consumer Protection, Andrew Smith.

The symposium will also feature panels on A New Regulatory Regime for Digital Platforms?, Algorithmic “Fairness”, What Does the GDPR Mean for the US?, and Researching Bug Bounty Programs.

Click here to view a PDF of the agenda.

Leonard Bailey

Special Counsel for National Security, Computer Crime & Intellectual Property Section,

US Department of Justice

Solon Barocas

Assistant Professor

Cornell University School of Information Science

Dan Caprio

Co-Founder and Executive Chairman

The Providence Group

Neil Chilson

Senior Research Fellow

Center for Growth and Opportunity

James C. Cooper

Associate Professor of Law and Director, Program on Economics & Privacy

Antonin Scalia Law School, George Mason University

Leigh Freund

President & CEO

Network Advertising Initiative

Caroline Holland

Tech Policy Fellow

Mozilla Foundation

Justin “Gus” Hurwitz

Professor of Law and the Menard Director of the Nebraska Governance and Technology Center

University of Nebraska College of Law

Joseph Jerome

Multistate Policy Director

Common Sense Media

Alana Maurushat

Senior Lecturer and Academic Co-Director of the Cyberspace Law and Policy Centre

University of new South Wales Law School

Jonathan Nuechterlein


Sidley Austin LLP

Alex Rice

Co-Founder and Chief Technology Officer


Sasha Romanosky

Policy Researcher

RAND Corporation

Daniel Sepulveda

Vice President of Global Government Relations


Vincent Southerland

Executive Director, Center on Race, Inequality, and the Law

New York University School of Law

Gerard Stegmaier


Reed Smith LLP

Megan Stevenson

Assistant Professor of Law

Antonin Scalia Law School

Nathaniel Tisa

ASPIRE Cyber Law Fellow and JD Candidate

New York University School of Law

Mark Verstraete

Privacy & Freedom of Speech Postdoctoral Research Associate, Center for Digital Society and Data Studies

University of Arizona James E. Rogers College of Law

Tal Zarsky

Vice Dean and Professor of Law

University of Haifa Faculty of Law

George Mason University’s Program on Economics & Privacy

The Federalist Society and Regulatory Transparency Project take no position on particular legal or public policy matters. All expressions of opinion are those of the speaker(s). To join the debate, please email us at [email protected].

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