In light of the recent disclosure of NSA surveillance and spying, National Journal discusses the role of privacy and transparency in the new economy of big data.
As technology becomes progressively nimble and pervasive, how do Americans feel about its impact on their personal privacy? Drawing on top findings from the Allstate/National Journal Heartland Monitor Poll, this insightful briefing will explore a variety of privacy issues, including how government and business can use technology and "big data" to collaborate with the public to support growth and prosperity, to the tension between the increased collection and use of personal data. Thought leaders will discuss poll highlights on the benefits, and concerns over privacy as they relate to personal, economic and political use of private information.
Marsha Wedgeworth Blackburn (born June 6, 1952) is a Tennessee politician. As member of the Republican Party, she represents Tennessee's 7th congressional district since 2003, which stretches from the suburbs of Nashville to the suburbs of Memphis.
Congresswoman Blackburn is a member of the Committee on Energy and Commerce Select Committee on Energy Independence and Global Warming
Ronald Brownstein, a two-time finalist for the Pulitzer Prize for his coverage of presidential campaigns, is Atlantic Media's Editorial Director for Strategic Partnerships, in charge of long-term editorial strategy. He also writes a weekly column and regularly contributes other pieces for the National Journal, contributes to Quartz, and The Atlantic, and coordinates political coverage and activities across publications produced by Atlantic Media.
Steve Clemons is Washington editor at large for The Atlantic and editor of Atlantic Live. He writes frequently about politics and foreign affairs.
Clemons is a senior fellow and the founder of the American Strategy Program at the New America Foundation, a centrist think tank in Washington, D.C., where he previously served as executive vice president. He writes and speaks frequently about the D.C. political scene, foreign policy, and national security issues, as well as domestic and global economic-policy challenges.
Board Member, Code for America & Co-Chair, Boston Mayor's Office of New Urban Mechanics
Former Chairman, Federal Trade Commission
Marc Rotenberg is Executive Director of the Electronic Privacy Information Center (EPIC) in Washington, DC. He teaches information privacy law at Georgetown University Law Center and has testified before Congress on many issues, including access to information, encryption policy, consumer protection, computer security, and communications privacy. He testified before the 9-11 Commission on "Security and Liberty: Protecting Privacy, Preventing Terrorism." He has served on several national and international advisory panels, including the expert panels on Cryptography Policy and Computer Security for the OECD, the Legal Experts on Cyberspace Law for UNESCO, and the Countering Spam program of the ITU. He currently chairs the ABA Committee on Privacy and Information Protection. He is the former Chair of the Public Interest Registry, which manages the .ORG domain. He is editor of Privacy and Human Rights and The Privacy Law Sourcebook, and co-editor (with Daniel J. Solove and Paul Schwartz) of Information Privacy Law (Aspen Publishing 2007). He is a graduate of Harvard College and Stanford Law School. He served as Counsel to Senator Patrick J. Leahy on the Senate Judiciary Committee after graduation from law school. He is a Fellow of the American Bar Foundation and the recipient of several awards including the World Technology Award in Law. A tournament chess player, Marc won the 2007 Washington, DC Chess Championship.
Associate Professor of Philosophy, Rochester Institute of Technology & Fellow, Institute for Ethics & Emerging Technology