Associate Professor Margot Kaminski participated in a Federal Trade Commission (FTC) hearing focused on the FTC’s approach to consumer privacy April 9-10, 2019. Kaminski spoke on a panel about current approaches to privacy and compare how various jurisdictions have enacted laws that address privacy risks, including federal law, European law (through the General Data Protection Regulation, or GDPR), and state laws—both enacted and proposed.
Kaminski is an expert in the law of new technologies, focusing on information governance, privacy, and freedom of expression. She serves as director of the privacy initiative for the law school’s Silicon Flatirons Center for Law, Technology, and Entrepreneurship. Her recent work has examined autonomous systems including AI, robots, and drones (UAS).
In 2018, she researched comparative and transatlantic approaches to sensor privacy in the Netherlands and Italy as a recipient of the Fulbright-Schuman Innovation Grant. Her latest articles, “The Right to Explanation, Explained” (Berkeley Technology Law Journal, Vol. 34, No. 1, 2019) and “Binary Governance: Lessons from the GDPR’s Approach to Algorithmic Accountability” (Southern California Law Review, Vol. 92, No. 6, 2019), further examine the topics of artificial intelligence explainability and algorithmic accountability.
This hearing marks the 12th session of the FTC’s Hearings Initiative, a series of public hearings examining whether broad-based changes in the economy, evolving business practices, new technologies, or international developments might require adjustments to competition and consumer protection law, enforcement priorities, and policy.