March 24, 2017
Four Seasons Hotel
East Palo Alto, CA
This full day conference brings together in-house counsel from leading tech companies, practicing lawyers, technologists, privacy advocates and academics. Faculty from the UC Berkeley School of Law will share their latest research and analysis on trans-Atlantic data flows, artificial intelligence, cybersecurity, and government access demands. Leading privacy experts from law firms and tech companies will offer fresh insight and practical advice on these and other urgent privacy challenges.
The 21st Annual BCLT/BTLJ Symposium-
Platform Law: Public and Private Regulation of Online Platforms
April 20 & 21, 2017
Recent decades have seen the emergence of a new model for commerce and content creation: the online intermediary or platform, providing opportunities to offer goods and services, to publish and share content, and to communicate on a local, regional, and global scale. These platforms offer huge potential for economic activity, democratic participation, and personal development, but they also pose a confounding set of legal issues around regulation, liability, and consumer protection. In 2017, the annual symposium of BCLT and the Berkeley Technology Law Journal, will consider the legal issues surrounding platforms and the rise of the sharing economy. What is the proper legal model or models for understanding this phenomenon? What burdens and responsibilities should these platforms face? What is the right mix of government and corporate policy that would support human rights, social values, traditional public policy goals, and innovation? These are among the questions that we will address in this two day symposium, which will bring together scholars in law, business and economics, government regulators, practitioners, corporate representatives, and public interest advocates.