Are Firms and Consumers Investing Enough in Data Security?

In his new white paper, Are Firms and Consumers Investing Enough in Data Security?, Program on Economics & Privacy affiliated scholar, Sasha Romanosky surveys the cybersecurity terrain and shows the gaps in the tool set used to assess cyber risks and resulting harms in order to answer the question of whether firms and consumers take … Continue reading “Are Firms and Consumers Investing Enough in Data Security?”

The PEP Report – October 2018

by Jane Bambauer Welcome to the inaugural PEP Report, an occasional (roughly monthly) roundup of news, research, and events related to privacy and economics. A lot is happening this year, including upcoming public hearings at the FTC on big data and consumer protection and the recent passage of California’s Consumer Privacy Protection Act. Future PEP … Continue reading “The PEP Report – October 2018”

Scalia Law Students: An Opportunity to Attend the TPRC Research Conference on Communications, Information, and Internet Policy for Free

American University College of Law will host the TPRC Research Conference on Communications, Information, and Internet Policy on September 21-22. This is a terrific, multidisciplinary conference. If you are writing a student note or other research paper about Internet policy and would like to attend, please send me an email at jyakowit@gmu.edu. As an academic … Continue reading “Scalia Law Students: An Opportunity to Attend the TPRC Research Conference on Communications, Information, and Internet Policy for Free”

Greetings from Jane Yakowitz Bambauer, the New Director of PEP

I am honored and excited to carry on the unique work of the Program on Economics & Privacy. PEP is a great match for me because my interest in privacy law grew out of my experience running an economics research program. The research had nothing to do with privacy, but it used quantitative methods and … Continue reading “Greetings from Jane Yakowitz Bambauer, the New Director of PEP”

6th Annual Public Policy Symposium on the Law & Economics of Privacy and Data Security

The Program on Economics & Privacy, with the support of the Federalist Society’s Regulatory Transparency Project, will hold its 6th Annual Public Policy Symposium on the Law & Economics of Privacy and Data Security, on Friday, June 1, 2018 at George Mason University Antonin Scalia Law School in Arlington, VA. In the wake of the … Continue reading “6th Annual Public Policy Symposium on the Law & Economics of Privacy and Data Security”

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”