2016 Events

Distinguished Lecture | 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.

A Roundtable on Ethics, Privacy, and Research Reviews
June 14, 2016
The Program on Data and Governance co-sponsored an event in Washington, DC with the Future of Privacy Forum (FPF) for a discussion of ethics, privacy and practical research reviews in corporate settings, see here. The event convened corporate and academic leaders to discuss how to integrate ethical and privacy considerations into innovative data projects and research.

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; and Program Affiliated Faculty Margot E. Kaminski, Ric Simmons, and Dakota Rudesill.