In the wake of the Facebook-Cambridge Analytica affair and recent high-profile data breaches, we are at an inflection point. There are increasing calls to rethink regulation of the digital economy, Congress is considering several bills to overhaul the laws governing the collection and use of consumer data, and the impact of the GDPR will be felt in the US in less than a month. What’s more, a new slate of FTC Commissioners has just started work.

Registration is now open for the 6th Annual Public Policy Symposium on the Law & Economics of Privacy and Data Security, where we tackle these issues with thought leaders from government, academia, think tanks, and industry.

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 Registration and Continental Breakfast — Founders Hall Gallery (8:00 AM - 8:50 AM)

Welcome and Opening Remarks (8:50 AM - 9:00 AM)

  • James C. Cooper, Associate Professor of Law and Director, Program on Economics & Privacy, George Mason University Antonin Scalia Law School
  • Devon Westhill, Director, Regulatory Transparency Project, The Federalist Society for Law and Public Policy Studies

Panel 1: A New Regulatory Regime for Tech Companies? (9:00 AM - 10:15 AM)


  • James C. Cooper, Associate Professor of Law and Director, Program on Economics & Privacy, George Mason University Antonin Scalia Law School


  • Neil Chilson, Senior Research Fellow for Technology and Innovation, Charles Koch Institute
  • Caroline N. Holland, Tech Policy Fellow, Mozilla Foundation
  • Justin ‘Gus’ Hurwitz, Assistant Professor of Law and Co-Director of Space, Cyber, and Telecom Law Program, University of Nebraska College of Law

Panel 2: Algorithmic Fairness (10:30 AM - 11:45 AM)


  • Jane R. Bambauer, Professor of Law, University of Arizona James E. Rogers College of Law


  • Solon Barocas, Assistant Professor, Cornell University School of Information Science
  • Vincent M. Southerland, Executive Director, Center on Race, Inequality, and the Law, New York University School of Law
  • Megan T. Stevenson, Assistant Professor of Law, George Mason University Antonin Scalia Law School
  • Tal Zarsky, Vice Dean and Professor of Law, University of Haifa Faculty of Law

Lunch — Founders Hall Multipurpose Room (12:00 PM - 1:15 PM)

Panel 3: The US Impact of the GDPR (1:30 PM - 2:45 PM)


  • Dan Caprio, Co-Founder and Executive Chairman, The Providence Group


  • Leigh Freund, President & CEO, Network Advertising Initiative
  • Joseph Jerome, Policy Counsel, Privacy & Data, Center for Democracy & Technology
  • Daniel Sepulveda, Vice President of Global Government Relations, MediaMath
  • Gerard M. Stegmaier, Partner, Reed Smith LLP

Panel 4: Using Economic Incentives to Find Security Flaws - Bug Bounties (3:00 PM - 4:15 PM)


  • Sasha L. Romanosky, Policy Researcher, RAND Corporation


  • Leonard Bailey, Special Counsel for National Security, Computer Crime & Intellectual Property Section, US Department of Justice
  • Alana Maurushat, Senior Lecturer and Academic Co-Director of the Cyberspace Law and Policy Centre, University of new South Wales Law School
  • Alex Rice, Co-Founder and Chief Technology Officer, HackerOne
  • Nathaniel J. Tisa, ASPIRE Cyber Law Fellow and JD Candidate, New York University School of Law

Adjourn (4:15 PM)