Past Events

Must Privacy Give Way to Use Regulation?
November 9, 2017
Helen Nissenbaum, Cornell Tech, presented a paper contesting the argument that the rise of big data and associated technologies have rendered traditional information privacy protections untenable and must be replaced by regulations on the uses of data analytics. Professor Neil Richards, Washington University School of Law joined the lecture to comment on Nissenbaums’ presentation and engaged her in dialogue.

New Technology, the Fourth Amendment, and the Future of Privacy
September 13, 2017
Ben Wizner, Director of the ACLU’s Speech, Privacy and Technology Project and chief legal advisor to NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden gave a speech about the impact of modern technology on Privacy. Mr. Wizner’s talk reflect on privacy law in the United States and the upcoming Carpenter Supreme Court case concern law enforcement access to cell site location information.

Adventures in Usable Privacy and Security: From Empirical Studies to Public Practice
April 11, 2017
Dr. Lorrie Cranor presented her research in digital privacy and security usability studies, discussed various cyber threats and hacking schemes, and reflected on her tenure as Chief Technologist of the Federal Trade Commission.

Predictive Analytics Law and Policy: Mapping the Terrain

March 24, 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.

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. Listen to the podcast here.

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.

Voter Privacy in the Age of Big Data
April 15, 2016
Ira Rubinstein, senior fellow at New York University’s Information Law Institute and former associate general counsel at Microsoft, visited the Moritz College of Law to discuss his article “Voter Privacy in the Age of Big Data” and other issues associated with the application of data analytics tools to the processes of democracy. The event was jointly sponsored by the Program on Data and Governance and the Ohio State Democracy Studies Program.

Security or Security: Apple versus the FBI
March 10, 2016
A panel of expert faculty discussed Apple’s decision to resist a court order to “unlock” the cell phone of the deceased San Bernardino terrorist attacker for authorities. Panelists included, Dennis Hirsch, professor and director of the Program on Data and Governance; Margot E. Kaminski, assistant professor at Moritz and affiliated fellow at the Information Society Project at Yale Law School; and Ric Simmons, Chief Justice Thomas J. Moyer Professor for the Administration of Justice and Rule of Law