Call for Papers: Early-Stage Research Panel on the Law & Economics of Digital Information Policy

The Program on Economics & Privacy (PEP) at George Mason University Antonin Scalia Law School invites applications for an Early-Stage Research Panel on the Law & Economics of Digital Information Policy. The PEP is soliciting academics to present early stage research ideas on the law and economics of digital information policy during a program held … Continue reading “Call for Papers: Early-Stage Research Panel on the Law & Economics of Digital Information Policy”

Teacher Training on Student Privacy and EdTech

The panel discussed teacher training on edtech use and student privacy and the findings from James Cooper’s report “Elementary School Teacher Use of EdTech.” This co-sponsored webinar with the Future of Privacy Forum was held on Friday, October 2 from 12:00 – 1:00 PM EDT and featured: James Cooper, Associate Professor of Law; Director, Program on … Continue reading “Teacher Training on Student Privacy and EdTech”

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

The Program on Economics & Privacy will hold its Eighth Annual Public Policy Symposium on the Law & Economics of Privacy and Data Security virtually. Wednesday, September 23 – Platforms and Antitrust (12:00 – 1:00 PM) Wednesday, September 30 – New Research in the Economics of Privacy (12:00 – 1:00 PM) Wednesday, October 7 – Platform Content Moderation (11:30 AM – 12:30 PM) … Continue reading “Eighth Annual Public Policy Symposium on the Law & Economics of Privacy and Data Security”

A Conversation with FTC Commissioner Noah Phillips on Privacy, Remedies, and Rulemaking

On July 2nd, James Cooper, Director of the Law and Economic Center’s Program on Economics and Privacy interviewed FTC Commissioner Noah Phillips. Listen in to the Law & Economics Center’s podcast series, The Marketplace of Ideas, to hear Cooper and Phillips discuss a range of issues currently facing the Federal Trade Commission, including the FTC’s response … Continue reading “A Conversation with FTC Commissioner Noah Phillips on Privacy, Remedies, and Rulemaking”

Webinar on Privacy, Antitrust, and Big Tech

Large tech platforms are in the crosshairs of antitrust enforcement. For example, both state and federal enforcers have announced investigations into Facebook and Google, and recently the FTC requested information from all of the major tech platforms on past acquisitions. What is more, the possibility that current antitrust laws may not be up to the … Continue reading “Webinar on Privacy, Antitrust, and Big Tech”

Balancing Privacy and Public Health in the COVID-19 Era

Balancing Privacy and Public Health in the COVID-19 Era The desire  to resume “normal life” has brought issues surrounding privacy into sharp relief. Most experts agree that some form of contact tracing will be necessary in order to safely reopen the economy in the absence of a vaccine.  Several countries have turned to some form … Continue reading “Balancing Privacy and Public Health in the COVID-19 Era”

James Cooper Submits Joint Testimony

On April 27, 2020 James Cooper submitted joint testimony on the “State of Competition in the Digital Marketplace” before the US House of Representatives, Committee on the Judiciary, Subcommittee on Antitrust, Commercial, and Administrative Law. Director Cooper submitted the testimony with John Yun and Joshua D. Wright. “Conflation of antitrust and privacy policy should be … Continue reading “James Cooper Submits Joint Testimony”

Director Cooper speaks on Consumer Protection Panel

On Monday, September 30 2019 PEP Director James Cooper spoke on a panel during the Law & Economics Center’s Symposium on the Law & Economics of Consumer Protection. Cooper sat on Panel 2 “Consumer Protection at the Federal Trade Commission: The Economics of Privacy and Consumer Data Protection” of the Symposium. The panel included Roslyn … Continue reading “Director Cooper speaks on Consumer Protection Panel”

How Big is Too Big? Big Tech, Antitrust, and Privacy

On Friday, December 6, 2019 Professor James Cooper moderated a joint program from Law & Economics Center’s Congressional Civil Justice Academy and Program on Economics & Privacy “How Big is Too Big? Big Tech, Antitrust, and Privacy” on Capitol Hill. The panel included  John Yun, Charlotte Slaiman, and Bruce Hoffman. Listen to episode three of the Law & … Continue reading “How Big is Too Big? Big Tech, Antitrust, and Privacy”