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”

Legal Careers in Privacy Law

Legal Careers in Privacy Law On April 15, George Mason University Antonin Scalia Law School alumni discussed different paths for a legal career in privacy and data security. This live webinar was open to students only. Featuring: Julian Flamant, Associate, Hogan Lovells Khoury DiPrima, Associate, Kelley Drye Brenda Leong, Senior Counsel and Director of Artificial Intelligence and Ethics, … Continue reading “Legal Careers in Privacy Law”

PEP Public Policy Briefing: Is EU Privacy Regulation Being Exported to the US?

On Tuesday, December 3 the Program on Economics and Privacy hosted a Public Policy briefing on “Is EU Privacy Regulation Being Exported to the US?” The EU and the US have distinct approaches to protecting consumer data, but policies like the GDPR and “The Right to Be Forgotten” do not necessarily stop at the border. … Continue reading “PEP Public Policy Briefing: Is EU Privacy Regulation Being Exported to the US?”