FTC announces final agenda and panelist roster for Big Data workshop

The Federal Trade Commission has announced its panelist roster and final agenda for its upcoming workshop, “Big Data: A Tool for Inclusion or Exclusion?.”  The workshop is going to be an important and thoughtful discussion about big data and privacy issues, and will be taking place on Sept. 15 in Washington, D.C. 

The World Privacy Forum will be speaking on Panel 2, What’s on the horizon with big data?

The agenda and panelists are as follows: (from the FTC news release)

9:00 Opening Remarks 
Edith Ramirez, Chairwoman, Federal Trade Commission
9:15 Presentation: Framing the Conversation 
Solon Barocas, Postdoctoral Research Associate, Princeton University Center for Information Technology Policy
9:30 Panel 1: Assessing the Current Environment 
This panel will examine the current uses of big data in a variety of contexts and how these uses impact consumers. Kristin Amerling, Chief Investigative Counsel and Director of Oversight, U.S. Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation
danah boyd, Principal Researcher, Microsoft Research and Research Assistant Professor, New York University
Mallory Duncan, Senior Vice President and General Counsel, National Retail Federation
Gene Gsell, Senior Vice President, U.S. Retail & CPG, SAS
David Robinson, Principal, Robinson + Yu
Joseph Turow, Professor, Annenberg School for Communication, University of Pennsylvania
11:00 Panel 2: What’s on the Horizon with Big Data? 
This panel will explore potential uses of big data as well as the potential benefits and harms for particular populations of consumers.Alessandro Acquisti, Associate Professor of Information Systems and Public Policy, Heinz College, Carnegie Mellon University and Co-director of the CMU Center for Behavioral Decision Research
Pam Dixon, Founder and Executive Director, World Privacy Forum
Cynthia Dwork, Distinguished Scientist, Microsoft Research
Mark MacCarthy, Vice President for Public Policy, Software Information Industry Association
Nicol Turner-Lee, Vice President and Chief Research & Policy Officer, Minority Media and Telecommunications Council
1:20 Remarks
Julie Brill, Commissioner, Federal Trade Commission
1:30 Presentation: Digging into the Data
Latanya Sweeney, Chief Technologist, Federal Trade Commission
Jinyan Zang, Research Fellow in Technology and Data Governance, Federal Trade Commission
1:45 Panel 3: Surveying the Legal Landscape 
This panel will review antidiscrimination and consumer protection laws and discuss how they may apply to the use of big data, and whether there may be gaps in the law.Leonard Chanin, Partner, Morrison Forrester
Carol Miaskoff, Assistant Legal Counsel, Office of Legal Counsel, Equal Employment Opportunity Commission
Montserrat Miller, Partner, Arnall Golden Gregory LLP
C. Lee Peeler, President and CEO of the Advertising Self-Regulatory Council and Executive Vice President, National Advertising Self-Regulation, Council of Better Business Bureau
Peter Swire, Professor of Law and Ethics, Scheller College of Business, Georgia Institute of Technology
3:15 Panel 4: Considerations on the Path Forward
This panel will explore best practices for the use of big data to protect consumers.Christopher Calabrese, Legislative Counsel, American Civil Liberties Union
Daniel Castro, Senior Analyst, Information Technology and Innovation Foundation
Jeanette Fitzgerald, General Counsel and Chief Privacy Officer, Epsilon
Jeremy Gillula, Staff Technologist, Electronic Frontier Foundation
Michael Spadea, Director, Promontory Financial Group
Christopher Wolf, Senior Partner, Hogan Lovells; Founder and Chair, Future of Privacy Forum; Chair, National Civil Rights Committee, Anti-Defamation League
4:30 Jessica Rich, Director, Bureau of Consumer Protection, Federal Trade Commission