February 2017: Big Data Panel Discussion

Presented by The Tsai Center at SMU Dedman School of Law and the Dedman College Interdisciplinary Institute

Friday, February 3
11:45 a.m. – 1:45 p.m.

Enormous databases and interlocking webs of digital connections have revolutionized the way we think, work, and interact on local, national, and global scales.  This revolution has created vast repositories of information at our fingertips, extraordinary mapping tools, rapid distribution networks, and even an “Internet of Things.”  But it has also enabled mass surveillance, the proliferation of terrorist watchlists, and the erosion of human rights.  Some people now demand a “right to be forgotten” in a world in which everything can be remembered … and accessed by almost anyone, forever.  What does privacy mean in such a “Big Data” world?  And how could – how should – these technologies change our ideas about liberty?  Join legal experts from government, industry, and the academy in the United States and Canada for a lunchtime discussion of the legal and policy implications of Big Data!

"Big Data": A Panel Discussion on Database

Technology, Liberty, and Privacy

Patricia Kosseim,
Senior General Counsel and Director General, Legal Services, Policy, Research and Technology Analysis Branch,
Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada (OPC)

Professor Joel R. Reidenberg,
Stanley D. and Nikki Waxberg Chair and Professor of Law and Information Policy, Fordham University School of Law

Justin Koplow,
Senior Legal Counsel for Privacy, Data Protection, and Big Data, AT&T

Jeffrey Kahn, Panel Moderator
Professor of Law, SMU Dedman School of Law