At the McCourt School of Public Policy, we believe that the power of data to serve society can only be fully realized if the public is convinced that their information is being used in an ethical and appropriate manner. As part of the Massive Data Institute’s work on data innovation for public policy, we will develop and support efforts around the ethical use of data, including highlighting best practices for sharing data, managing concerns around privacy and discrimination, and making sure the benefits of big data reach the most marginalized or vulnerable populations.
MDI Hosts Federal Trade Commissioner for Conversation on Privacy in Massive Data
Federal Trade Commissioner Maureen Ohlhausen gave the keynote address at the MDI event, "Privacy Principles in the Era of Massive Data." The keynote was followed by a panel discussion with Julie Cohen, law professor at the Georgetown University Law Center; Chris Wolf, a partner of Hogan Lovells LLP and co-chair of the Future of Privacy Forum; Benjamin Wittes, a senior fellow in governance studies at the Brookings Institution; and Robert Groves, Georgetown provost, moderated by McCourt School dean Edward Montgomery. .