Innovation and the Value of Privacy

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Innovation and the Value of Privacy

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About the Event

On February 5th, 2016, the Data Science Institute and the Sanford C. Bernstein & Co. Center for Leadership and Ethics at Columbia University hosted a research-inspired conference to answer a few fundamental questions about privacy, big data, and predictive modeling to turn this situation around. Some questions addressed were: How can we use data to improve privacy for individuals? Can we tell how companies are using our data and which ones are offering better protection? Do government agencies, such as the FTC or the Bureau of Financial Protection, have any impact on improving individual privacy? Have researchers or entrepreneurs proposed solutions to improving data protection for customers? Conference videos of the panels and keynote address can be viewed in our Video Library


Abhay Edlabadkar '07
Red Morph


Kate Crawford
Principal Researcher
MSR-NYC Microsoft


Brenda L Dietrich
IBM Fellow, VP Data Science


Roxana Geambasu 
Asst Professor, Computer Science
Columbia University


Geoff Heal
Donald C Waite III Professor of Social Enteprise
Columbia Business School


Bruce Kogut
Sanford C Bernstein & Co Center


Kathy McKeown
Data Science Institute


Deirdre Mulligan
Professor of Information
UC Berkeley School of Information


Arvind Narayanan '05
Associate Professor
Princeton University


Alondra Nelson
Professor & Dean, Social Science
Columbia University


Claudia Perlich
Chief Data Scientist


 Irfan Saif
US Advisory Leader, Technology Deloitte


Ashkan Soltani
Former Senior Advisor
White House Office of Science and Technology Policy