'Decoding Big Tech' webinar to offer conversations around policy and big tech


UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — Tackling issues in technology requires robust solutions that prioritize people’s interest, but currently, there are many roadblocks to pass legislation to accomplish this. To initiate productive conversations centered around big tech and policy, the Penn State Law, Policy, and Engineering (LPE) initiative and the Penn State Science Policy Society student organization are hosting a webinar titled "Decoding Big Tech." This webinar will discuss improved data privacy laws, anti-trust enforcement with the big tech industry and increased broadband access in rural and underserved communities.

The expert panel will discuss big tech in the context of data privacy laws, anti-trust enforcement, broadband access in rural and underserved communities, content moderation and tech-ethics. The discussion, a free virtual event, will be held online at noon on Friday, April 2.

Sandra Allain, director of the Law, Policy, and Engineering initiative will serve as the colloquium moderator. Allain is also a professor of practice and lecturer in law.

Panelists include:

  • Andrea Matwyshyn, associate dean for innovation and technology and professor of law and engineering policy at Penn State Law at University Park and professor in the School of Engineering Design, Technology, and Professional Programs
  • Sascha Meinrath, Palmer Chair in Telecommunications in the Donald P. Bellisario College of Communications
  • Margaret Hu, associate dean for non-JD (juris doctor) programs at Penn State Law at University Park, and professor of law and international affairs
  • Daniel Susser, assistant professor of information sciences and technology

To register for the event, visit this link.

The Law, Policy, and Engineering initiative at Penn State is an interdisciplinary academic and research initiative among the College of Engineering, Penn State Law, and the School of International Affairs. The initiative will provide a transformative educational experience for students by actively integrating components of all three disciplines into the curriculum to prepare students for the competitive, interdisciplinary, global workplaces of the future.


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Megan Lakatos