Aspen Panel: Information and Privacy: In Search of a Data-Driven Policy

Aspen Panel: Information and Privacy: In Search of a Data-Driven Policy

Contact: Amy Smorodin
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May 31, 2011 – Data privacy raises issues that are central to the health of the Internet ecosystem and will be a major focus of this year’s TPI Aspen Forum. While proposals have emanated from the Federal Trade Commission, the Department of Commerce, and Congress, few data exist on the nature and extent of the problem and how proposed privacy regulations would impact consumers. Distinguished speakers from academia, government and industry will debate the future of privacy policy during the discussion panel, “Information and Privacy: In Search of a Data-Driven Policy.” The TPI Aspen Forum is scheduled for August 21 – 23 in Aspen, Colorado.

Confirmed panelists for the data privacy discussion include:

Susan Athey, Professor of Economics, Harvard University and Chief Economist, Microsoft

J. Thomas Rosch, Commissioner, Federal Trade Commission

Hal Varian, Chief Economist, Google

Daniel Weitzner, Deputy Chief Technology Officer for Internet Policy, White House Office of Science and Technology Policy

Thomas Lenard (moderator), President, Technology Policy Institute

Keynote speakers at the 2011 Aspen Forum include tech entrepreneur Peter Thiel, Congresswoman Mary Bono Mack, Harvard University Professor Dale Jorgenson, and Mark McLaughlin, President and Chief Executive Officer of VeriSign. Other panel discussions will cover such topics as, The Internet in a Post-WikiLeaks, Post-Egypt World;Broadband and the Future of Video Delivery;Antitrust and Competition in High-Tech Industries; Cybersecurity: Public and Private Roles; and Copyright and Digital Innovation.

Registration for the Aspen Forum can be performed on the TPI website. For additional information, please contact Jane Creel at [email protected]. Members of the press can contact Amy Smorodin at [email protected].

The Technology Policy Institute

The Technology Policy Institute is a non-profit research and educational organization that focuses on the economics of innovation, technological change, and related regulation in the United States and around the world. More information is available at https://techpolicyinstitute.org/.

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