Call for Papers: Research Roundtable on “The Data-Competition Interface”

The Program on Economics & Privacy (PEP) at George Mason University Antonin Scalia Law School invites applications for its January, 2022 Research Roundtable on “The Data-Competition Interface.”  We seek authors to develop and present original work that focuses on the intersection between competition policy and other policy goals surrounding the digital economy.  Issues of interest … Continue reading “Call for Papers: Research Roundtable on “The Data-Competition Interface””

Ninth Annual Symposium on the Law & Economics of Privacy & Data Security

The Program on Economics & Privacy held its Ninth Annual Symposium on the Law & Economics of Privacy & Data Security in-person at the Antonin Scalia Law School on June 10, 2021. The symposium included a fireside chat with FTC Commissioner, Noah Phillips, and Jon Fasman, the U.S. Digital Editor for The Economist, who discussed … Continue reading “Ninth Annual Symposium on the Law & Economics of Privacy & Data Security”

Private Litigation Under the California Consumer Privacy Act

The report, titled “Private Litigation Under the California Consumer Privacy Act,” examines the private actions filed under the CCPA since its effective date. Executive Summary In June of 2018, the Governor of California signed the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) into law. The law went into effect on January 1, 2020, and the Attorney General … Continue reading “Private Litigation Under the California Consumer Privacy Act”

The First Amendment, Section 230, and Content Moderation

VIRTUAL Date: March 3, 2021 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm Content moderation decisions surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic and the 2020 election—including the removal of President Trump from Twitter and Facebook—have brought into sharp relief the power that social media platforms wield in shaping the national discourse. These social media platforms have come under increasing fire from both the … Continue reading “The First Amendment, Section 230, and Content Moderation”

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”