Today’s global information economy is built on a “free and open internet,” while increasingly relying on data aggregation to fuel technological advances and industry revenue generation. The ability to collect, store, and process huge amounts of data and information opens exciting new capabilities that can improve standards of living, national security, and organizational productivity. At the same time, important questions of privacy, freedom, and equity are at stake, and many existing policy structures are not equipped to deal with the data revolution.
This course sampler will examine three related issues facing the flow of information on the internet: corporate surveillance, revenge porn, and monopoly power. The class will briefly review the economics of innovation and networks before tackling these major issues in technology regulation.
Date: Thursday, July 25, 2019 from 6:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. (Arlington, VA Campus)
Professor: Siona Robin Listokin-Smith
All prospective students are welcome to register!