Is big tech trustworthy?
The question couldn’t be more timely as questions about the collection and use of personal data, the bias of social platforms reflected in the posts they do (or do not) remove, and the relationships between companies and government agencies dominate our lives.
Members of the Federal Communications Commission and Federal Trade Commission will join Colorado Attorney General and former University of Colorado Law School Dean Phil Weiser to discuss issues related to the trustworthiness of tech Feb. 10–12 in the newly rebranded Topics in Law and Technology (TILT) conference.
“Over the last few years, we’ve been hearing a lot about trust — or lack of trust — in the technology companies whose products we use every day,” said Silicon Flatirons Executive Director Amie Stepanovich. “We’re really excited to be able to convene some of the smartest folks across the sector to discuss how the question of trust drives tech and how it will impact conversations into the future.”
TILT is the signature event of Colorado Law’s Silicon Flatirons center. The conference is free for CU Boulder faculty, staff and students, along with supporters of Silicon Flatirons.
Titled “Trust and Trustworthiness in the Technology Sector,” the conference will feature legal experts, data scientists, ethicists, technology executives and other experts from CU Boulder and beyond. FCC Commissioner Geoffrey Starks and FTC Commissioner Christine S. Wilson will join discussions.
Founded in 1999 by Weiser, Silicon Flatirons is a recognized leader in interdisciplinary events and programs tackling what’s next in the intersection of technology and law.