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”

Call for Papers: Developing a Benefit-Cost Framework for Data Policy

The Program on Economics & Privacy at George Mason University’s Antonin Scalia Law School and the Future of Privacy Forum are seeking papers to explore the development of a benefit-cost framework in privacy policy. Scholars from an interdisciplinary background, including economics, law, public policy, business and marketing, are encouraged to submit abstracts for consideration. Selected … Continue reading “Call for Papers: Developing a Benefit-Cost Framework for Data Policy”

Papers for Second Annual Digital Information Policy Conference Announced

The Program on Economics & Privacy (PEP) at George Mason University School of Law will host a Scholars Conference on the economics of digital information policy on Friday, April 28, 2017. The mission of PEP is to promote the sound application of economic analysis to issues surrounding the digital information economy through original research, policy outreach, and … Continue reading “Papers for Second Annual Digital Information Policy Conference Announced”

New Research from PEP Scholars

Anonymity, Autonomy, and the Collection of Personal Data: Measuring the Privacy Impact of Google’s 2012 Privacy Policy Change James Cooper George Mason University – Antonin Scalia Law School, Faculty The Missing Role of Economics in FTC Privacy Policy James Cooper George Mason University – Antonin Scalia Law School, Faculty Joshua D. Wright George Mason University … Continue reading “New Research from PEP Scholars”

Professor James Cooper Appears on Tech Freedom Panel Discussing Broadband Privacy

On Monday, PEP Director Professor James Cooper had the opportunity to join other privacy experts in a discussion on the proper role of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) in enforcement of privacy rules. Professor Cooper was joined by Maggie Reardon, Senior Writer at CNET; Christin McMeley, Partner and Chair of the Privacy and Security Practice … Continue reading “Professor James Cooper Appears on Tech Freedom Panel Discussing Broadband Privacy”