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Thursday, November 19th

Room 214

4:30–5:00 PM



5:00–6:15 PM



  • Amen Ra Mashariki, Chief Analytics Officer and in charge of the Mayor’s Office of Data Analytics, City of New York
  • Comment by Niki Bawa, Legal Advisor to Commissioner Carla J. Peterman, CPUC (on leave), Graduate Student, University of California, Berkeley School of Law  

Friday, November 20th, 2015

Greenberg Lounge

8:30–9:00 AM



9:00-9:15 AM


Welcome and Opening Remarks [VIDEO]

9:15–9:45 AM


Tutorial [VIDEO] – Literature review presentation by:

  • Ginny Scholtes, UC Berkeley School of Law
  • Emmie Tran, UC Berkeley School of Law
  • Chris Hoofnagle (Moderator), UC Berkeley School of Law/School of Information

9:45 –10:45 AM


Panel 1: The Implications of Open Data [VIDEO]

This panel will present empirical research on open data from two different contexts: (1) Seattle’s past and present releases of data and (2) digitization of North Carolina Supreme Court records. Through these lenses, panelists will consider the legal measures, such as information privacy protections and administrative law remedies, to prevent discrimination and invasions of privacy.

10:45–11:15 AM



11:15 AM–12:15 PM


Panel 2: Open Data Policy Approaches [VIDEO]

Panelists will discuss differing approaches to preserving privacy in government releases of information. Special attention will be paid to the advantages and disadvantages of certain disclosure limitation methods and how recent advances in data privacy from the fields of law and computation could improve upon real-world models currently used by governments to make data available to the public. Panelists will discuss the inferential possibilities of open data, the limits of inference, and whether risk assessment or legal conditions on data release can best address these problems.

12:15–1:30 PM



1:30–2:15 PM


Panel 3: Data Holders and Users I [VIDEO]

Panels 3 and 4 will bring together those who collect and hold data in the private sector (Data Holders) and those who need data to serve public good (Data Users). The conference has selected urban science (“smart cities”) and health data as areas of special interest.

2:15–3:30 PM


Panel 4: Data Holders and Users II [VIDEO]

  • Kimberly Gray, Chief Privacy Offier, IMS Health
  • Chris DiBona, Director of Open Source and Science Outreach, Google
  • Kirsten Martin, Assistant Professor, George Washington University’s School of Business
  • JoAnn Stonier, EVP/Chief Information Governance and Privacy Officer, MasterCard Worldwide
  • Mark Latonero (Moderator), Fellow, Data & Society Research Institute and Visiting Scholar, Department of Media Culture and Communications, NYU

3:30–3:45 PM



3:45–5:00 PM


Panel 5: Facilitating Connections [VIDEO]

This final panel will bring together those who intermediate between data holders and users either by providing technical platforms for sharing and use, or by developing governance mechanisms to facilitate it.

  • Stefaan Verhulst, Co-Founder and Chief Research and Development Officer, GovLab, New York University
  • Julie Cohen, Mark Claster Mamolen Professor of Law and Technology, Georgetown University
  • Craig Konnoth, Sharswood Fellow & Lecturer in Law, UPenn Law
  • Rebecca Rosen, Associate Director, Data Resources & Data Strategy, Center for Urban Science & Progress, NYU
  • Daniel Susser, (Moderator) Information Law Institute, New York University

5:00–5:15 PM


Closing Remarks by the Organizers

  • Helen Nissenbaum
  • Chris Hoofnagle
  • Joris van Hoboken