Upcoming Events

New Technology, the Fourth Amendment, and the Future of Privacy

September 13, 2017

Join the Program on Data and Governance on Wednesday, September 13, 2017, for a “Data Points: Ideas on Data, Law and Society” lecture series presentation. Ben Wizner, director of the ACLU Speech, Privacy, and Technology Project will deliver a talk on “New Technology, the Fourth Amendment, and the Future of Privacy.” Mr. Wizner has spent […]

Recent Events

Data Points: Adventures in Usable Privacy and Security

April 11, 2017

Dr. Lorrie Cranor, Carnegie Mellon, presented a lecture on “Adventures in Usable Privacy and Security: From Empirical Studies to Public Policy.”

Covering her research at Carnegie Mellon and as Chief Technologist of the Federal Trade Commission, Dr. Cranor addressed pressing research questions for strengthening digital security and privacy practices. Such as how can researchers put study participants in realistic risky situations without actually putting them at risk? Why might it be counterproductive to mandate frequent password changes? And how are identity thieves able to hijack mobile phone accounts?


Predictive Analytics Law and Policy: Mapping the Terrain

March 25, 2017

The Program on Data and Governance co-sponsored a predictive analytics symposium with the I/S Journal of Law and Policy for the Information Society. Leading scholars discussed the challenges and opportunities associated with the use of predictive analytics in the private and public sectors.

Pulitzer Prize winning reporter Steve Lohr of The New York Times delivered the keynote address.

Privacy and Government Cross-Border Requests for Data

February 17, 2017

Professor Peter Swire, a distinguished privacy and cyber security law scholar visited Moritz to discuss “Privacy and Government Cross-Border Requests for Data.” At the Program on Data and Governance’s first Data Points lecture, Professor Swire explored the differences between American and European Union privacy laws and the obligations that companies may face in responding to domestic and international law enforcement requests for user account information.

The Three Laws of Robotics in the Age of Big Data

October 27, 2016

Jack Balkin, the Knight Professor of Constitutional Law and the First Amendment at Yale Law School, presented a paper considering the legal and policy “laws of robotics” that could govern how human beings use robots, algorithms, and artificial intelligence agents. Professor Balkin further explored how government may set such rules consistent with the First Amendment. Professor Frank Pasquale of the University of Maryland School of Law joined the lecture to comment on Balkin’s presentation and engaged him in dialogue. To read Professor Balkin’s forthcoming article in the Ohio State Law Journal, see here.