Speaking Engagement

Platform Law: Public and Private Regulation of Online Platforms

The 21st Annual Berkeley Center for Law & Technology Symposium

21 Apr 2017

Chevron Auditorium, International House
2299 Piedmont Avenue
Berkeley, CA 94720

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.



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