The Second Annual Sidley Austin Distinguished Lecture On Big Data Law And Policy

November 9, 2017 | 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

The projected benefits of data science and the paradigm of big data are not compatible with privacy focused regulation of information collection. Or… so goes a compelling and popular argument. However, not only does this argument play suspiciously well with the dominant business model of the commercial information industry, but it relies on misconceptions and ambiguities of key terms. There is no denying that data science poses genuine and unprecedented challenges to privacy, but abandoning regulation of information collection in favor of use regulation will undermine a cornerstone of individual freedom.

Helen Nissenbaum, Professor of Information Science at Cornell Tech, will unravel the debate between those who continue to see continued value in protecting privacy and those who would forgo privacy in favor of use regulation of data analytics instead. The event will take place on Thursday, Nov. 9, in a distinguished lecture hosted by The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law titled “Must Privacy Give Way to Use Regulation?” Professor Neil Richards of the Washington University in St. Louis Law School, an internationally-recognized expert in privacy law, information law, and freedom of expression, will comment on Nissenbaum’s lecture and engage her in dialogue. Following the lecture, the audience is invited to a public reception with Professors Nissenbaum and Richards.

With generous support from the law firm of Sidley Austin LLP, the Moritz College of Law Program on Data and Governance presents this distinguished lecture annually. We invite you to join us and be a part of the conversation.

Where: The Barrister Club, 25 West 11th Avenue, Columbus, Ohio, 43201.

When: Thursday, November 9, 4-5:30pm

Who: Helen Nissenbaum, Professor of Information Science at Cornell Tech on leave from New York University, former director of the Information Law Institute at NYU School of Law and the founder of the Privacy Research Group.
Neil Richards, Thomas and Karole Green Professor of Law, Washington University at St. Louis School of Law (Distinguished Commentator)

Reception: Following the lecture, audience members are invited to a reception and dinner at The Barrister Club.

Parking: There is parking available in the South Campus Gateway Garage, located at 75 East 11th Avenue, or the Ohio Union South Parking Garage, located at 1759 North High Street. Metered parking is also available along the 11th Avenue side of the building.

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