From: Technology Policy Institute
To: Scott Jenkins,
Subject: Event Reminder - The Big Data Revolution: Privacy Considerations
Date: Mon Jan 13 20:03:12 MST 2014

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Event Reminder - The Big Data Revolution: 

Privacy Considerations

Remarks by Congresswoman Blackburn, FTC  Commissioner Ohlhausen

 8:00 am - 10:45 am

January 15, 2014

City Club

555 13th St., NW
Washington DC


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The Information Technology revolution has produced a data revolution - now commonly referred to as "big data" - in which massive amounts of data can be collected, stored and analyzed at relatively low cost. While the benefits of big data are numerous, from tracking health risks to helping consumers find the lowest prices on goods and services, the emergence of big data has also raised privacy concerns on the part of advocates and government officials. To alleviate these concerns, some are calling for remedies to either restrict or make more transparent how data are collected and used.  Speakers at the event will discuss the big data revolution, proposed remedies for privacy concerns and their potential effects, including the findings in the recent paper, "The Big Data Revolution:  Privacy Considerations," authored by TPI's Thomas Lenard and Paul Rubin.





8:00 am       Registration and Continental Breakfast


8:30 am       Remarks by Congresswoman Marsha Blackburn (R-TN)


9:00 am        Panel Discussion


Thomas Lenard,President and Senior Fellow, Technology Policy Institute


Adam Thierer,Senior Research Fellow, Mercatus Center, George Mason University


Catherine Tucker,Mark Hyman, Jr. Career Development Professor and Associate Professor of Marketing, MIT Sloan School of Management


Daniel Weitzner,Director, Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory, Decentralized Information Group, MIT and former United States Deputy Chief Technology Officer for Internet Policy


Alan Raul (moderator),Partner, Sidley Austin LLP


10:15 am     Remarks by FTC Commissioner Maureen Ohlhausen



"The Big Data Revolution: Privacy Considerations" will be held Wednesday, January 15, 2014 from 8:00am to 10:45am at the City Club, located at 555 13th Street, NW, in Washington, DC.  Registration can be performed on theTPI website. Questions should be directed to Ashley Benjamin at  Members of the press should contact Amy Smorodin at



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