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LEC Public Policy Conference on "The Future of Privacy and Data Security Regulation"

Event Date: Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Location: George Mason University School of Law 3301 Fairfax Drive, Arlington, VA 22201

Program Description: Data Collection by public and private entities is ubiquitous. The increasing collection and use of these data holds great promise, but also raises important issues related to privacy and data security regulation. Several authors will present original work on privacy and data security policy, focusing on such topics as the proper reach of Section 5 of the FTC Act, “Big Data” and privacy harms, seepage between government and commercial surveillance, and the interplay between privacy and data security.




Panel 1: Section 5 and the FTC’s Proper Role in Privacy and Data Security Regulation

Justin W. Hurwitz, Assistant Professor of Law, University of Nebraska College of Law

Michael D. Scott, Professor of Law, Southwestern Law School

Woodrow N. Hartzog, Associate Professor of Law, Cumberland School of Law, Samford University

Geoffrey A. Manne, Executive Director, International Center for Law & Economics and Lecturer in Law, Lewis & Clark Law School

Moderator: J. Howard Beales III, Professor of Strategic Management and Public Policy, The George Washington University School of Business



Panel 2: Government and Commercial Surveillance: Spillovers and Constitutional Issues

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

Marc J. Blitz, Professor of Law, Oklahoma City University School of Law

David C. Gray, Professor of Law, University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law

Catherine E. Tucker, Mark Hyman, Jr. Career Development Professor and Associate     Professor of Marketing, MIT Sloan School of Management

Moderator: Neomi Rao, Associate Professor of Law, George Mason University School of Law



Keynote:  A Conversation with Maureen K. Ohlhausen

The Honorable Maureen K. Ohlhausen, Commissioner, Federal Trade Commission

Moderator:  Christopher Wolf, Partner, Hogan Lovells, LLP and Co-Chair, Future of Privacy Forum



Panel 3: Big Data and Privacy

Thomas M. Lenard, President and Senior Fellow, Technology Policy Institute

Paul Ohm, Associate Professor of Law, University of Colorado School of Law

Daniel W. Caprio, Jr., Senior Strategic Advisor and Independent Consultant, McKenna, Long & Aldridge LLP

Ira Rubenstein, Research Fellow and Adjunct Professor of Law, New York University School of Law

Moderator: James C. Cooper, Director, Research and Policy, Law & Economics Center and Lecturer in Law, George Mason University School of Law



Panel 4: Issues in Data Security Regulation

Derek E. Bambauer, Professor of Law, James E. Rogers College of Law, University of Arizona

Sasha L. Romanosky, Associate Policy Researcher, RAND Corporation

D. Bruce Johnsen, Professor of Law, George Mason University School of Law

Berin Szoka, President, TechFreedom

Moderator: Jeffrey A. Eisenach, Visiting Scholar and Director, Center for Internet, Communications, and Technology Policy, American Enterprise Institute


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