FTC’s role and ECPA update are highlights of final White House big data workshop

Kenneth Bamberger and Deirdre Mulligan quoted in Washington Internet Daily, April 2, 2014 (registration required)

To date, the legal view of “harm” is financially focused, said Berkeley School of Law professor Kenneth Bamberger, but “most of the things we’ve been talking about today go far beyond that.”… Omnipresent data collection raises harms not addressed by law, such as “harms to dignity” and “harms to equity,” he said.

“Shouldn’t the government help “shape things proactively” by “getting people in on the ground floor when you’re designing a system” to inculcate privacy? Mulligan asked.