As we have previously reported, in less than two weeks the FTC will host its anticipated workshop on big data and discrimination.  Today the FTC announced a full agenda and panelists for the September 15th event, “Big Data: A Tool for Inclusion or Exclusion?” which will take place in Washington, D.C., at the Constitution Center.  The workshop is open to the public, and registration begins at 8 a.m.  The following provides a full schedule of speakers and panels.

9:00 – Opening Remarks
Edith Ramirez, Chairwoman, Federal Trade Commission

9:15 – Presentation: Framing the Conversation 
Solon Barocas, Postdoctoral Research Associate, Princeton University Center for Information Technology Policy

9:30 – Panel 1: Assessing the Current Environment.  Examines the current uses of big data in a variety of contexts and how these uses impact consumers. 

Kristin Amerling, Chief Investigative Counsel and Director of Oversight, U.S. Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation; danah boyd, Principal Researcher, Microsoft Research and Research Assistant Professor, New York University; Mallory Duncan, Senior Vice President and General Counsel, National Retail Federation; Gene Gsell, Senior Vice President, U.S. Retail & CPG, SAS; David Robinson, Principal, Robinson + Yu; Joseph Turow, Professor, Annenberg School for Communication, University of Pennsylvania

11:00 – Panel 2: What’s on the Horizon with Big Data? Explores potential uses of big data as well as the potential benefits and harms for particular populations of consumers.

Alessandro Acquisti, Associate Professor of Information Systems and Public Policy, Heinz College, Carnegie Mellon University and Co-director of the CMU Center for Behavioral Decision Research; Pamela Dixon, Founder and Executive Director, World Privacy Forum; Cynthia Dwork, Distinguished Scientist, Microsoft Research; Mark MacCarthy, Vice President for Public Policy, Software Information Industry Association; Nicol Turner-Lee, Vice President and Chief Research & Policy Officer, Minority Media and Telecommunications Council

1:20 – Remarks
Julie Brill, Commissioner, Federal Trade Commission

1:30 – Presentation: Digging into the Data
Latanya Sweeney, Chief Technologist, Federal Trade Commission; Jinyan Zang, Research Fellow in Technology and Data Governance, Federal Trade Commission

1:45 – Panel 3: Surveying the Legal Landscape.  Reviews antidiscrimination and consumer protection laws and discuss how they may apply to the use of big data, and whether there may be gaps in the law.

Leonard Chanin, Partner, Morrison Forrester; Carol Miaskoff, Assistant Legal Counsel, Office of Legal Counsel, Equal Employment Opportunity Commission; Montserrat Miller, Partner, Arnall Golden Gregory LLP; C. Lee Peeler, President and CEO of the Advertising Self-Regulatory Council and Executive Vice President, National Advertising Self-Regulation, Council of Better Business Bureau; Peter Swire, Professor of Law and Ethics, Scheller College of Business, Georgia Institute of Technology

3:15 – Panel 4: Considerations on the Path Forward.  Explores best practices for the use of big data to protect consumers.

Christopher Calabrese, Legislative Counsel, American Civil Liberties Union Daniel Castro, Senior Analyst, Information Technology and Innovation Foundation Jeanette Fitzgerald, General Counsel and Chief Privacy Officer, Epsilon Jeremy Gillula, Staff Technologist, Electronic Frontier Foundation Michael Spadea, Director, Promontory Financial Group Christopher Wolf, Senior Partner, Hogan Lovells; Founder and Chair, Future of Privacy Forum; Chair, National Civil Rights Committee, Anti-Defamation League

4:30 – Remarks
Jessica Rich, Director, Bureau of Consumer Protection, Federal Trade Commission