Data Security Conference
February 24, 2017
2130 Eck Hall of Law
9:00am - 4pm
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Modern technology enables the collection and use of many types of data for a wide range of purposes. Many of those uses are enormously beneficial. But the era of big data comes with substantial risks to privacy, particularly as data breaches proliferate.
Sound data security policy requires more than technological fixes; it requires well-designed law and policy. Unfortunately, the law of data security is nascent and scattered. This conference will focus on legal and ethical issues in data security, with a particular focus on institutional design and regulatory strategy.
- What regulatory tools are available to deal with data security concerns, and in what contexts are the various tools likely to be successfully deployed?
- Which actors should be obligated to promote good data security practices?
- How do the various regulatory tools balance data utility and protection?
- What aspects of the collection and use of data implicate free speech, and what does that suggest about the types of regulation we might use?
- To what extent should data security be focused on technology, and what is the role of human actors in preventing and remedying breaches?
- What is the right balance between ex ante obligations and ex post remedies?
Conference contributors: There is no official registration for the conference and everyone is welcome at any time. Those of you who would like either a nametag or lunch should click here to send an e-mail to Jessica Baron with your name and the affiliation you'd like printed on the tag.
- Mark McKenna (Notre Dame Law School)
- Woody Hartzog (Cumberland School of Law)
- Danielle Citron (University of Maryland School of Law)
- David Thaw (University of Pittsburgh School of Law)
- Andrea Matwyshyn (Northeastern University School of Law; Princeton Center for Information and Tech. Policy)
- Scott Shackelford (IU Kelley School of Business)
- Gus Hurwitz (University of Nebraska College of Law)
- Annie Anton (Georgia Tech College of Computing)
- Walter Scheirer (Notre Dame, Computer Science)
- Bill McGeveran (Univ. of Minnesota School of Law)
- Ryan Harkins (Microsoft Corporation)
Thursday, February 23
7:00 Dinner at Render
Friday, February 24 (Room 2130, Eck Hall of Law)
9:00-9:30 Continental Breakfast
9:30-9:45 Introduction and Framing
- Mark McKenna and Woody Hartzog
9:45-11:00 Session I – Goals and Competing Interests
- Danielle Citron
- Scott Shackelford
- Gus Hurwitz
- Walter Scheirer
11:15-11:30 Morning Break
11:30-12:45 Session II – Pros and Cons of Available Legal Tools
- Bill McGeveran
- Woody Hartzog
2:00-3:30 Session III – Implementation (Execution and Organizational Structure)
- Annie Anton
- Ryan Harkins
- David Thaw
- Andrea Matwyshyn
3:30 Recap and Closing
4:00 Drinks at Rohr’s
6:30 Dinner at Tapastrie