Breakfast and Registration
Jim Dempsey, Executive Director, Berkeley Center for Law & Technology
1. Critical Engagement with Machine Learning and AI
Demands for transparency, explainability, and interpretability of machine learning systems are proliferating. AI systems’ capacity to respond, personalize, nudge, and manipulate individuals challenge traditional concepts of personal autonomy and fair information practices while also posing concerns about the potential impact on professional judgment in healthcare, law and other fields. This panel will consider the promise of contestability to support sound collaboration between machine learning systems and humans and will discuss how information laws (such as trade secrecy) that seclude data from the public present challenges to the goal of explainability.
Robert Blamires, White & Case LLP
David Gunning, DARPA
Sonia Katyal, UC Berkeley Law School, BCLT
Deirdre Mulligan, UC Berkeley I School, BCLT
2. Global Data Privacy Law and the Diffusion (or not) of EU Data Protection
Much of the rest of the world is said to follow the EU model of data protection. Is this assertion correct? What are the grounds for the EU’s influence? Can U.S. law be harmonized or made interoperable with global data protection law?
Lothar Determann, Baker McKenzie
Alison Howard, Microsoft
Michael Rubin, Latham & Watkins LLP
Paul Schwartz, UC Berkeley Law School, BCLT
Kurt Wimmer, Covington
BCLT Privacy Award
BCLT is proud to bestow its annual Privacy Award this year on Prof. Edward W. Felten in recognition of his public service bridging the gap between technology and policy.
Prof. Edward Felten, Princeton University
3. Big Data, Antitrust, and Privacy “Lock In”
This panel will consider the ways that the accumulation of big data might impair competition and consumer choice around privacy protection. In particular, it will consider the ways that consumers can be “locked-in” to particular platforms in ways that permit exploitation of personal information, and explore regulatory responses in the United States and Europe.
Ken Bamberger, UC Berkeley Law School, BCLT
Tom Brown, Paul Hastings LLP
Caroline Holland, Mozilla Policy Fellow
Tyler Newby, Fenwick & West LLP
Privacy practitioners from leading law firms, major online companies, and the California Department of Justice will share insights on how to stay afloat in increasingly turbulent waters.
Amy Keating, Twitter
Jennifer Martin, Orrick
Ed McNicholas, Sidley
Stacey Schesser, California Department of Justice
Dan Stoller, Bloomberg Law
Timothy Tobin, Hogan Lovells
Michelle Visser, Ropes & Gray
Shane Witnov, Facebook
Privacy Law Forum: Silicon Valley
March 23, 2018