Sidebar        2016 Sidley Austin Distinguish Lecture on Big Data and Policy with Prof. Jack Balkin

Big data is all the rage these days. Employing increasingly sophisticated algorithms and artificial intelligence technologies, businesses and governments are enthusiastically using big data to solve problems and create value. At the same time, individuals are increasingly worried about how massive data collection and analysis will impact their privacy, and whether companies and governments will use it fairly. Do we need ground rules to encourage the many benefits, and reduce the risks, of our new algorithmic society? If so, can government set such rules consistent with the First Amendment? 
Jack Balkin, Knight Professor of Constitutional Law and the First Amendment at Yale Law School, will explore these questions on Thursday, Oct. 27, at The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law in the Sidley Austin Distinguish Lecture on Big Data and Policy titled “The Three Laws of Robotics in the Age of Big Data.” Professor Frank Pasquale of the University of Maryland School of Law, author of a leading book on big data law and policy, will comment on Balkin’s lecture and engage him in dialogue. Following the lecture, the audience is invited to a public reception with Professors Balkin and Pasquale.

With generous support from the law firm of Sidley Austin LLP, the Moritz College of Law will offer this distinguished lecture annually. We invite you to join us and be a part of the conversation. This event counts for 1.5 hours of CLE credit.  Click here to register to attend this event.