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This course brings together engineering students from MIT with law students from Georgetown Law School to explore current issues in privacy policy and technology. Students will learn about the fundamentals of privacy law and foundations of relevant technologies. Interdisciplinary teams, consisting of law students and MIT students will prepare a detailed legal assessment of policy questions and they draft legislation to address the problem.

INSTRUCTORS
Alvaro M Bedoya is the founding Executive Director of Georgetown Law's Center on Privacy & Technology. He is an expert on digital privacy issues, including face recognition, commercial data collection, and government surveillance, with a focus on their impact on communities of color.

David C. Vladeck is a Professors at Georgetown Law. He teaches federal courts, civil procedure, administrative law, and seminars in First Amendment litigation, and co-directs the Institute for Public Representation, a clinical law program. Professor Vladeck recently returned to the Law Center after serving for nearly four years as the Director of the Federal Trade Commission's Bureau of Consumer Protection.

Hal Abelson is Class of 1922 Professor of Computer Science and Engineering in the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at MIT.

Ilaria Liccardi is a research scientist at CSAIL MIT. Her research aims to understand why people willingly to share their personal information either directly (i.e. consciously posting information online) or indirectly (i.e. granting access to services or apps). She focuses in particular on investigating the perceived concern (or more often lack of concern) about possible harms and risks resulting from information sharing behavior.

Daniel J. Weitzner is the Founding Director of the MIT Internet Policy Research Initiative and Principal Research Scientist at the MIT Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Lab. His group studies the relationship between network architecture and public policy, and develops new Web architectures to meet policy challenges such as privacy and intellectual property rights.
JUDGES
Jay Edelson, Founder & CEO, Edelson PC.

Alex MacGillivray, former Deputy Chief Technology Officer, The White House Office of Science & Technology Policy; former General Counsel, Twitter

Betsy Masiello, Communications & Public Policy, Uber

Maneesha Mithal, Director, Bureau of Consumer Protection, Federal Trade Commission

Michelle Richardson, Deputy Director, Freedom, Security & Technology Project, Center for Democracy & Technology

Commissioner Terrell McSweeney, Federal Trade Commission
CLASS SYLLABUS & MATERIAL
10:30 - 11:30 McDonough 411
Informal Gathering of the first wave of MIT students. Students are welcome to stop by the Privacy Center which is located just around the corner in McDonough 444.
WIFI Name: gulaw events, Wi-Fi Password: gohoyas!
11:30 - 12:45 McDonough 201
Lunch Lunch (sandwich, salad, fruit, chips) available for students, faculty, and judges.
12:50 - 1:30: McDonough 200
Welcome and Introduction - Introducing our judges:
  • Jay Edelson, Founder & CEO, Edelson PC.
  • Alex MacGillivray, former Deputy Chief Technology Officer, The White House Office of Science & Technology Policy; former General Counsel, Twitter
  • Betsy Masiello, Communications & Public Policy, Uber
  • Maneesha Mithal, Director, Bureau of Consumer Protection, Federal Trade Commission
  • Michelle Richardson, Deputy Director, Freedom, Security & Technology Project, Center for Democracy & Technology

Opening Keynote: Commissioner Terrell McSweeney, Federal Trade Commission
1:30 - 1:55: McDonough 200
Predictive Policing - The Suspicion-Enhancing Tools of Predictive Policing Systems (STOPPS) Act
[Bill] [One-pager] [Section by Section]
 
Kelley Chittenden
Georgetown Law
Claudia Hasbun
Georgetown Law

Alon Jonathan Cohen
MIT
1:30 - 1:55: McDonough 200
Police Geolocation Tracking - The Geolocation Information Privacy Protection Act (GIPPA) Act
[Bill] [One-pager] [Section by Section]
 
Sara Ainsworth
Georgetown Law
Speare Hodges
Georgetown Law

Sunoo Park
MIT
Mary DuBard
MIT/Wellesley
2:20 - 2:45: McDonough 200
Fake News - Best Practices and Guidelines for Fake News Mitigation
[Bill] [One-pager] [Section by Section]
 
Lindsey Barrett
Georgetown Law
Shanna Holako
Georgetown Law

Yonadav G. Shavit
MIT
Benjamin Goh
MIT/Harvard
2:45 - 3:00 McDonough 200
Break (Coffee/tea/snacks provided)

3:00 - 3:25: McDonough 200
Commercial Face Recognition (Team A) - Commercial Face Recognition Act (CFRA)
[Bill] [One-pager] [Section by Section]

 
Courtney Matteson
Georgetown Law

Nchinda Nchinda
MIT
Kiran C. Wattamwar
MIT
3:25 - 3:50 McDonough 200
Driver Privacy and Data Transparency - The Autonomous Vehicle Information Act (AVIA)
[Bill] [One-pager] [Section by Section]
 
Daniel Rosenzweig
Georgetown Law
Gabrielle Whitehall
Georgetown Law

Matthew H. Kalinowski
MIT
Yini (Kelly) Qi
MIT
3:50 - 4:15: McDonough 200
Commercial Face Recognition (Team B) - California Biometric Information Privacy Act (CalBIPA)
[Bill] [One-pager] [Section by Section]
 
Beatrice Igne-Bianchi
Georgetown Law

Alice S Wu
MIT
Erhardt Graeff
MIT
4:!5 - 4:40: McDonough 200
Always-on in-home listening devices - The Always-On Device Data Protection Privacy Act of 2017
[Bill] [One-pager] [Section by Section]
 
Allison Bohm
Georgetown Law
Edward George
Georgetown Law

Bennett Cyphers
MIT
Juye Lu
MIT
4:40 - 5:00 McDonough 200
Judges discuss general feedback and vote on (1) the proposal most likely to succeed in Congress or a state legislature; and (2) the best proposal independent of political considerations. Judges can also decide to issue a (3) wildcard award at their discretion.
5:00 - 5:20 McDonough 200
Judges provide feedback and announce (1), (2), and, if applicable, (3)
5:20 McDonough 200
Concluding Remarks
5:00 - 5:20 Sixth Engine, 438 Massachusetts Ave NW, Washington D.C.
Dinner for students, faculty and judges.