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?”
On Monday, October 21, 2019 PEP Director James Cooper spoke at the Technical Policy Institute’s panel on “Techlash: Is It Real and How to Respond” at the National Press Club in Washington, DC. Click here to watch the panel. Cooper spoke alongside Bruce P. Mehlman, Randal C. Picker, Catherine Tucker, and moderator Thomas M. Lenard.
On Monday, October 7, 2019 PEP Director James Cooper spoke at a public workshop hosted by the Federal Trade Commission that discussed updating the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Rule. You can watch the full afternoon session here. Tune in at 3:30:00 to hear Director Cooper speak on Panel 4: “Uses and Misuses of Persistent Identifiers.” “I worry … Continue reading “PEP Director James Cooper Speaks at FTC Workshop – “The Future of the COPPA Rule””
The Program on Economics & Privacy (PEP) at George Mason University Antonin Scalia Law School invites applications for the 2019 – 2020 Privacy Fellowship. We seek authors to develop and present original work that focuses on the law and economics of issues surrounding the increasing regulatory scrutiny of online platforms. Issues of interest include, but … Continue reading “Call for Papers: 2019 – 2020 Privacy Fellowship”
PEP marked the end of the academic year with the seventh annual Public Policy Symposium on the Law & Economics of Privacy and Data Security. Speakers included:
Public demand for stronger privacy laws has reached a critical point, and congress is likely to pass sweeping, cross-technology and cross-industry privacy legislation for the first time in US history. This is an exciting juncture for information policy, but also a perilous one. Poorly constructed privacy laws can frustrate the interests of the people they … Continue reading “Durable Privacy Legislation: An Evidence-Based Privacy Law that Works for the People”
Registration is now open for PEP’s Seventh Annual Public Policy Symposium on the Law & Economics of Privacy and Data Security. The Symposium will be held Friday, May 10, 2019 in the Founders Hall Auditorium at GMU’s Scalia Law School. Click here for the Symposium agenda and to register.
On March 12, 2019, PEP Director Jane Bambauer testified before the Senate Judiciary Committee on the likely impact of GDPR and the CCPA on innovation and consumer welfare. Following her testimony, Senator Lindsey Graham requested that Jane expand her testimony by answering a series of written questions. Jane provided her responses on April 3, 2019. … Continue reading “PEP Director Jane Bambauer Provides Further Testimony to Senate Judiciary Committee”
On Tuesday, March 12, 2019, PEP Director Jane Bambauer will give testimony to the Senate Judiciary Committee on The Perils of Privacy as Property: The Likely Impact of GDPR and the CCPA on Innovation and Consumer Welfare. You can read Jane’s prepared testimony here.
This dispatch of the PEP report takes a fly-over view of the year that just came to a close. Here are a few of the most important developments in policy and research related to privacy, data security, and data stewardship. Story of the Year Cambridge Analytica News that Cambridge Analytica collected data on millions of … Continue reading “PEP 2018 Year in Review”