Agenda

Thursday, April 20, 2017

9:00 AM

Welcome

  • Jim Dempsey, Executive Director, Berkeley Center for Law & Technology
9:05 AM

What is a platform, why are platforms important, and what is unique about online platforms?

10:30 AM Break

10:45 AM

Demystifying Algorithmic Processes: What is the role of algorithms in online platforms, what can they do and not do, and how should they be governed?

12:15 PM Lunch Break
12:45 PM David E. Nelson Keynote

1:15 PM Break
1:30 PM

Consumer Protection: What are the forms of private and public governance that serve to protect (or control) buyers and sellers on platforms?

2:30 PM Break
3:00 PM

Privacy: In the era of big data, how can regulators use data from platform companies to achieve public policy goals while protecting privacy?

4:00 PM The Future of Work: Independent contractors or employees – is the dichotomy meaningful?

5:00 PM  Reception

 

Friday, April 21, 2017

9:00 AM

Intellectual Property as a Control Mechanism: Despite the breath of intermediary liability, how do litigants continue to target platforms?

10:30 AM Break
10:45 AM

Free Expression and Terrorist Content: What obligations do platforms face when hosting terrorist content?

12:15 PM Lunch
12:45 PM

Keynote

  • David Kaye, UN Special Rapporteur on the promotion and protection of the right to freedom of opinion and expression and UC Irvine Law School
  • Introduced by Melissa Murray, Dean, UC Berkeley School of Law
1:15 PM Break
1:30 PM

Discrimination: In the context of algorithm-based decision making, what are the tools that can promote fairness and mitigate discrimination?

3:00 PM

Conclusion: More regulation, less regulation, self-regulation — what is the right balance for effective governance?

4:00 PM Closing