Professors Nissenbaum and Richards field questions at the 2017 Distinguished Lecture on Big Data Law and Policy

The Program on Data and Governance is proud to serve as a center for the conversation between The Ohio State University and the technology, business, law, and policy communities of central Ohio on data and governance issues. The Program hosts two ongoing speaker series that are free and open to the public:

  • The Sidley Austin Distinguished Lecture on Big Data Law and Policy: Presented annually, the Distinguished Lecture hosts a renowned thinker to present innovative ideas on legal, ethical, technological and other strategies for governing big data analytics. A second invited scholar offers comments and engages the lecturer in debate.
  • Data Points: Ideas on Data, Law and Society:  The Data Points series invites academics, policymakers, business executives, and technologists to share their experiences with how big data analytics law and policy has impacted different segments of society. The Data Points series is presented at least three times annually with support from Porter Wright.

The Program also partners with interdisciplinary organizations at The Ohio State University to host conferences, roundtables, panels, and other events, involving data law and policy.