Third Annual Digital Information Policy Scholars Conference

The Third Annual Digital Information Policy Scholars Conference will be held on Friday, April 27, 2018 at George Mason University Antonin Scalia Law School in Arlington, Virginia. Registration and breakfast will start at 8:00 am, and the program will begin at 9:00 am. The conference is hosted by the Program on Economics & Privacy whose … Continue reading “Third Annual Digital Information Policy Scholars Conference”

How Consumers Value Digital Privacy: New Survey Evidence 

In How Consumers Value Digital Privacy: New Survey Evidence, Program on Economics & Privacy affiliated scholar, Professor Caleb Fuller presents new data that sheds light on the “Privacy Paradox.” Regardless of how they define it, few people would deny that they’d like more privacy. The rise of the data-driven economy has thrust privacy issues to … Continue reading “How Consumers Value Digital Privacy: New Survey Evidence “

Call for Papers: Third Annual Digital Information Policy Scholars Conference

George Mason University Antonin Scalia Law School Program on Economics & Privacy Third Annual Digital Information Policy Scholars Conference April 27, 2018 Antonin Scalia Law School at George Mason University, Arlington, VA The Program on Economics & Privacy (PEP) at Antonin Scalia Law School will host a scholars conference on the economics of digital information … Continue reading “Call for Papers: Third Annual Digital Information Policy Scholars Conference”

PEP Submits Comment to FTC Informational Workshop

On Friday, the Program on Economics & Privacy submitted a comment to the Federal Trade Commission’s Informational Injury Workshop. You can read the comment here. The workshop, held on Dec 12, 2017, will examine consumer injury in the context of privacy and data security. The workshop is free and open to the public. More information … Continue reading “PEP Submits Comment to FTC Informational Workshop”

Now Accepting Applications for the 2017-2018 Privacy Scholars Fellowship Program

The Program on Economics & Privacy (PEP) at George Mason University Antonin Scalia Law School invites applications for the 2017-18 Privacy Scholars Fellowship Program. The Privacy Scholars Fellowship Program is designed to support research on the economics of privacy and data security. Total honorarium payments of $12,000 per paper will be available to those who … Continue reading “Now Accepting Applications for the 2017-2018 Privacy Scholars Fellowship Program”

New Paper: Biometric Privacy Laws – How a Little-Known Illinois Law Made Facebook Illegal

Program on Economics & Privacy affiliated faculty member, Professor Jane Bambauer, explores the recent developments in biometric privacy laws in her latest paper, “Biometric Privacy Laws: How a Little-Known Illinois Law Made Facebook Illegal.” Banks and retailers are increasingly interested in using biometric information to authenticate customers by converting a scan of their biological features … Continue reading “New Paper: Biometric Privacy Laws – How a Little-Known Illinois Law Made Facebook Illegal”

June 8, 2017 – Public Policy Symposium on Privacy and Data Security

Registration is still open for the 5th Annual Public Policy Symposium on the Law & Economics of Privacy and Data Security on Thursday, June 8, 2017 at George Mason University Antonin Scalia Law School. The morning keynote will feature Omri Ben-Shahar (The University of Chicago); the luncheon will feature a keynote address from David A. Hyman … Continue reading “June 8, 2017 – Public Policy Symposium on Privacy and Data Security”

Workshop for Attorneys General and Regulators on the Economics of Information, Advertising, and Privacy

The Program on Economics & Privacy (PEP) and Mason Attorneys General Education Program are pleased to announce their upcoming Workshop for Attorneys General on the Economics of Information, Advertising, and Privacy, Wednesday, June 7, 2017 through Thursday, June 8, 2017. The Workshop will bring together state attorneys general staff and regulators from throughout the United … Continue reading “Workshop for Attorneys General and Regulators on the Economics of Information, Advertising, and Privacy”

5th Annual Public Policy Conference on the Law & Economics of Privacy and Data Security

The Program on Economics & Privacy, in partnership with the Future of Privacy Forum, and the Journal of Law, Economics & Policy, will hold its 5th Annual Public Policy Conference on the Law & Economics of Privacy and Data Security, on Thursday, June 8, 2017 at George Mason University Antonin Scalia Law School in Arlington, … Continue reading “5th Annual Public Policy Conference on the Law & Economics of Privacy and Data Security”