April 2017 – The 21st Annual BCLT/BTLJ Symposium

Platform Law:
Public and Private Regulation of Online Platforms

April 20 & 21, 2017
International House
UC Berkeley

What is the proper legal model or models for understanding the online platform 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, competition, and innovation? To address these questions, this two day symposium will bring together scholars in law, computer science, economics, and political science, with government regulators, practitioners, corporate representatives, and public interest advocates.

Highlights include:

  • Keynotes by FTC Commissioner Terrell McSweeny and UN Special Rapporteur David Kaye
  • Panels featuring representatives from Uber, airbnb, Twitter, Facebook, eBay and other platforms
  • Papers by Randal Picker of Chicago, Orly Lobel of USD, Jame Winn of UW
Topics will include privacy, responses to terrorist content, notice and take-down, and discrimination and algorithmic fairness.