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Unpacking Privacy: Perspectives and Principles

  • 188 Russell Senate Office Building (map)

In a time of seemingly constant scandals and record-breaking data breaches, momentum is building for nationwide data privacy rules. But what should the rules look like and who should enforce them? As policymakers continue to look for lessons from previous efforts, such as the California Consumer Privacy Act and Europe’s GDPR, many of the questions surrounding the delicate balance between innovation, competition, and consumer protection have gone unanswered.

Please join the Center for Growth and Opportunity at Utah State University for a discussion with some of today’s leading policy experts on where have we been and what the future may hold for internet privacy. Our panelists will discuss a number of issues at the center of the current debate, including (1) the economics of privacy, (2) understanding compliance costs and competitive effects, (3) the lessons we’ve learned so far, (4) and outline general principles for federal privacy rules.


  • Christopher Koopman, Senior Director at the Center for Growth and Opportunity at Utah State University


  • Julissa Milligan, Visiting Clinical Assistant Professor at the Boston University School of Law

  • Neil Chilson, Senior Research Fellow at the Charles Koch Institute

  • Jim Harper, Former Executive Vice President of the Competitive Enterprise Institute and Global Policy Counsel at the Bitcoin Foundation

  • Alan McQuinn, Senior Policy Analyst at the Information Technology and Innovation Foundation

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This event is free and open to the general public. This event has been planned in accordance with the widely-attended event exception to congressional gift rules and government ethics memoranda. Refreshments and coffee will be served.