Feb. 23 Symposium: The Governance & Regulation of Information Platforms
February 15, 2018
WASHINGTON – Georgetown Law’s Institute for Technology Law & Policy will host a full-day symposium on the governance and regulation of information platforms on Friday, Feb. 23.
From Facebook to Amazon to internet search engines and service providers, information platforms have ever greater power to shape our society and our personal lives. As they offer increased connectedness and convenience, how should companies govern themselves to protect privacy, increase transparency and address damaging content such as fake news, revenge porn, hate speech and extremism? Where should government step in — and how should policymakers promote competition, access and affordability? During the symposium’s four panels, leading experts from academia and the policy arena will discuss pressing questions and proposed solutions for regulating a dramatically-reordered information landscape.
Terrell McSweeny – Commissioner, Federal Trade Commission
Gigi Sohn – Distinguished Fellow, Georgetown Law’s Institute for Technology Law & Policy; former Counselor to the Chairman of the Federal Communications Commission
Alexandra Reeve Givens – Executive Director, Georgetown Institute for Technology Law & Policy; former Chief Counsel for IP & Antitrust, Senate Judiciary Committee
Lina Khan – Director of Legal Policy, Open Markets Institute
Cindy Cohn – Executive Director, Electronic Frontier Foundation
Ed Felten – Director of the Center for Information Technology Policy, Princeton University; former Deputy U.S. Chief Technology Officer
Paul Ohm – Professor, Georgetown Law; former senior policy advisor to the Federal Trade Commission
Julie Cohen – Professor, Georgetown Law; Advisory Board Member, Electronic Privacy Information Center
Tarleton Gillespie – Principal Researcher, Microsoft Research New England
James Grimmelmann, Cornell Tech and Cornell Law School · Mireille Hildebrandt, Vrije Universiteit Brussel · Sabeel Rahman, Brooklyn Law School · Chris Marsden, University of Sussex · Maurice Stucke, University of Tennessee School of Law · Olivier Sylvain, Fordham University School of Law · Kiel Brennan–Marquez, Yale Law School · Derek Bambauer, University of Arizona School of Law · Anupam Chander, University of California, Davis, School of Law · Danielle Citron, University of Maryland School of Law · Alice Marwick, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill · Deirdre Mulligan, University of California, Berkeley · Rory Van Loo, Boston University School of Law
Friday, Feb. 23, 2018
9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
A full schedule is available here.
Georgetown University Law Center
Gewirz Student Center, 12th Floor
600 New Jersey Ave., NW
Washington, DC 20001
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