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Mapping the Online World

Friday, November 18 and Saturday, November 19, 2022
Location: NYU School of Law, Furman Hall, 245 Sullivan Street

This conference is jointly organized by ETH Zurich and the NYU School of Law. Its goal is to bring together scholars from law, social science, computer science and data science who are conducting empirical research on privacy, online contracts, consumer behavior, machine learning and related fields in the online world. We hope this will foster an emerging global community of empirical researchers in related areas.

Friday, November 18

9:00-10:30 Panel 1: Consumer Behavior

  • Mireia Artigot Golobardes, Fernando Gómez Pomar & John Palmer, Unfolding Consumer Contract Personalization
  • Chris Sprigman & Stephan Tontrup, The Paradox of Privacy Regulation: How Law Meant to Protect Privacy Can Erode It
  • Karel Kubicek & Amit Zac, Markets for Consent: Evolving Privacy Practices of Cookie Consent Platforms

10:30-11:00 Break

11:00-12:30 Panel 2: Markets and Agencies

  • Jonathan Mayer, Antitrust Dark Patterns
  • Sharon Bar-Ziv & Tal Zarsky, Developing Expertise in Novel, and Ever-changing Regulatory Environments: A Multi-Agency Study of Meeting De-Identification Challenges
  • Daniel Markovits, Levelling the Playing Field

12:30-1:30 Lunch

1:30-3:00 Panel 3: Privacy Policies

  • Francesca Lagioia, Hans Micklitz & Giovanni Sartor, The Claudette System: Empowering Citizens through AI
  • Jens Frankenreiter & Talia Gillis, Incomplete Contracts and Future Data Usage
  • Lisa Austin, David Lie & Wenjun Qiu, Calpric: Low-cost Training of Deep-Learning Learning Models on Privacy Policies

3:00-3:30 Break

3:30-5:00 Panel 4: Enforcement

  • Jens Frankenreiter, Julian Nyarko & Dane Thorley, Using Machine Learning to Enforce the CCPA: An Experimental Study   
  • Stefan Bechtold, Florencia Marotta-Wurgler & David Stein, GDPR Enforcement
  • Aniket Kesari & Jae Yon Kim, Privacy Law Diffusion Across U.S. State Legislatures

Saturday, November 19

8:30-10:30 Panel 5: Compliance

  • David Basin, Monitoring Policy Compliance to Data Protection Regulations
  • David Basin, Elias Datler, Karel Kubicek, & Aileen Nielsen Attempted Compliance: The Timing and Content of Open Source Software Responses to GDPR and CCPA 
  • Alexander Stremitzer, Lay of the Land: How Do Privacy Violations on the Internet Correlate with Firm Characteristics 
  • Kevin Davis & Florencia Marotta-Wurgler, Regulatory Spillovers: The Case of GDPR

10:30-10:45 Break

10:45-12:00 Discussion

We would like to close the conference with a discussion involving all participants, including those who have not presented so far. We envision three topics:

  • Lightning talks: please present an elevator pitch on any other project you are involved in that may be of interest to the other participants
  • Creating, coordinating & making datasets publicly available
  • Ethical & IRB issues