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?”

PEP Director James Cooper Speaks at FTC Workshop – “The Future of the COPPA Rule”

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””

Call for Papers: 2019 – 2020 Privacy Fellowship

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”

Durable Privacy Legislation: An Evidence-Based Privacy Law that Works for the People

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”