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28
STPP Lecture Series
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4:00 pm to 5:30 pm
Feb
23
The Data Privacy and Portability in Financial Technology Symposium celebrates Michigan Technology Law Review’s 25th Anniversary by hosting an event dedicated to cutting edge scholarship at the intersection of technology and the law. Specifically, this symposium is designed to examine the inherent tensions between securing privacy rights and the ease at which transactions occur, facilitated by new innovative technologies. Data portability is the idea that a consumer should own his or her own data and should be able to tell companies to use it, transfer it to another company, or destroy it. Every day, hundreds of millions of transactions occur between parties. Nearly everyone uses financial products that harvest data—credit cards, online shopping, stock market trends. New technologies allow people and organizations to record, analyze, and indefinitely store data points associated with these transactions more easily than ever before. Many of those in the financial technology world assert that this aggregation of consumer data should be able to be sold to and owned by third parties. This would increase competition in the financial service sector and facilitate the development of more complex algorithms used to deliver financial services. Collecting information on consumer habits could lead to innovation in predicting market trends and could allow custom tailoring to individual consumer needs. Many banks, however, contend that opening up consumer information to third parties raises serious risks of fraud and abuse. Both sides of the debate advocate for the consumer’s interest: banks on the grounds of security and privacy, and the fintech sector on the grounds of access and innovation. The symposium will address the legal issues implicated by the exciting and rapidly developing world of financial technology, such as: Who owns a customer’s financial data? How will the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) influence how companies handle customer data? How can U.S. policymakers construct a sensible policy framework suited to the particular regulatory and technical attributes of the U.S. consumer financial services sector? And how should we conceive of increased liability for companies and what does that mean for organizations’ relationships with consumers, stockholders, lenders and the like? Visit www.mtlr-fintech-symposium-2019.com to learn more.
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Jan
18
In recent years, “period poverty” has come to be seen as an important development issue, with sanitary pads becoming the main solution. Rather than the result of systematic and unbiased evidence gathering, however, Parthasarathy argues that this problem and solution are the result of the new credibility regimes that underlie development governance today.
2019 - 4:00 pm
Dec
06
Policy Talks @ the Ford School
In Automating Inequality , Virginia Eubanks systematically investigates the impacts of data mining, policy algorithms, and predictive risk models on poor and working-class people in America.
2018 - 4:00 pm to 5:20 pm
Oct
18
In this panel discussion, Michigan Engineering Professor J. Alex Halderman and LSA Professor Walter Mebane, an expert on detecting electoral fraud, address election security.
2018 - 5:30 pm to 7:00 pm
Oct
18
Economic Development Seminar
Can Digital Loans Deliver? Take Up and Impacts of Digital Loans in Kenya by Prashant Bharadwaj, William Jack, Tavneet Suri
2018 - 4:00 pm to 5:30 pm
Sep
17
Policy Talks @ the Ford School
STPP Lecture Series
FCC Commissioner Jessica Rosenworcel, a fierce dissenter from the FCC's May 2018 decision to end network neutraility, will have a conversation about the issues with the U-M's associate general counsel, Jack Bernard.
2018 - 4:00 pm to 5:20 pm

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Associate Professor of Public Policy; Assistant Professor of History
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Lecturer in Public Policy
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