RTP's Free Lunch Podcast
About This Show
In the ultra-complex, interconnected, and breakneck speed digital age in which we live, government must issue and enforce regulations to protect public health and safety. However, despite the best of intentions, government regulation can fail, stifle innovation, foreclose opportunity, and harm the most vulnerable among us. It is for precisely these reasons that we must be diligent in reviewing how our policies either succeed or fail us, and think about how we might improve them. The goal of the Regulatory Transparency Project is to engage in exactly that sort of examination.
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Most Recent Episode
What to do about Facebook: On Data Privacy and the Future of Tech Regulation
Facebook is not getting many "likes" these days following revelations that Cambridge Analytica accessed personal information about Facebook users without obtaining clear consent. The reaction from politicians, regulators, and the marketplace has been swift and significant. In this teleforum, experts from the Regulatory Transparency Project’s Cyber and Privacy Working Group will discuss what happened, the economic, legal, and political consequences, and what this could mean for companies that have built business models around the use of user data.
- Thomas Hazlett, H.H. Macaulay Endowed Professor of Economics, Clemson University
- Jamil Jaffer, Adjunct Professor, NSI Founder, and Director, National Security Law & Policy Program, Antonin Scalia Law School
- Megan Stifel, Nonresident Senior Fellow, Cyber Statecraft Initiative, Atlantic Council
- [Moderator] Matthew Heiman, Visiting Fellow, National Security Institute, Antonin Scalia Law School
- [Host] Devon Westhill, Director, Regulatory Transparency Project
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