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The Legal Challenges of the Data Economy

22 March 2019
8:30 am - 6:30 pm

Collège des Bernardins
20, rue de Poissy
75005 PARIS - France


From the recent implementation of the GDPR to the intensification of European and American investigations of anti-competitive behaviors by the largest data platforms, the challenges raised by the “Data Economy” are brought to the fore.

To address these issues, Institut Montaigne is co-organizing, with the Coase-Sandor Institute for Law and Economics at the University of Chicago, the Collège des Bernardins, the Cercle Montesquieu and the Chair Technology, Governance and Institutional Innovations at Sciences Po, a day of conference on the legal and economic challenges of the data economy.

This conference will explore the role of algorithms in governing society, the ethical issues they raise,  personalization of markets and of the law, consumers’ data privacy and security, competition and antitrust policy, ownership of data and more.


8:30 am – 9:00 am: Coffee & Registration
9:00 am– 9:15 am: Welcome Remarks

  • Omri Ben-Shahar, Leo and Eileen Herzel Professor of Law & Kearney Director of Coase-Sandor Institute for Law and Economics, University of Chicago Law School
  • Laurent Bigorgne, Director of Institut Montaigne
  • Florence G’sell, Professor of Law, University of Lorraine/IHEJ, Scientific Director, Chair Technology, Governance and Institutional Innovations, Sciences Po
  • Hubert du Mesnil, Director of Collège des Bernardins
    9:15 am – 10:00 am: Opening Keynote
  • Sendhil Mullainathan, Professor of Computational and Behavioral Science, University of Chicago Booth School of Business, on "Discrimination by Algorithm and People"

10:00 am – 11:00 am: Panel 1 - Algorithmic Law
Moderator: Laure Lavorel, Senior Associate, General Counsel; Broadcom Administrateur, Cercle Montesquieu

  • Florence G’sell, Professor of Law, Université de Lorraine/IHEJ on "Personalization of the Law : a French Perspective"
  • Ariel Porat, Fischel-Neil Distinguished Visiting Professor of Law, University of Chicago Law School and Professor of Law Tel-Aviv University, on "Personalization of the Law"

 11:00 am – 11:15 am: Coffee break 
11:15 am – 1:00 pm: Panel 2 - Accountability and Ethics
Moderator: Lubomira Rochet, Chief Digital Officer, L’Oréal

  • Adrien Basdevant, Attorney at Law, Associated Researcher "Digital humanism" department, Collège des Bernardins, on "Opportunities and Limits of Data Regulation"
  • Omri Ben-Shahar, Leo and Eileen Herzel Professor of Law & Kearney Director of Coase-Sandor Institute for Law and Economics, University of Chicago Law School, on "Data Pollution"
  • Dominique Cardon, Director of the Medialab, Sciences Po and member of the Institut Montaigne Media Working Group, on "Algorithmic personalization : sociological and ethical issues"

1:00 pm – 2:00 pm: Lunch Break
2:00 pm – 4:00 pm: Panel 3 - Competition and Regulation in the Data Economy
Moderator: Laurent Vallée, Secretary General, Carrefour

  • Antoine Chapsal, Sciences Po/Analysis Group, on "Should we Regulate the Data Economy"
  • Alexandre Menais, Secretary General, Atos, on "The Implications of Big Data for Competition Law"
  • Randal C. Picker, James Parker Hall Distinguished Service Professor of Law, University of Chicago Law School, on "The Crossroads of Regulation and Antitrust"
  • Etienne Pfister, Chief Economist, French Competition Authority, on “Data, Competition and Merger Control in the Digital Age”

4:00 pm – 4:15 pm: Coffee break
4:15 pm – 6:00 pm: Panel 4 - The Economics of Data
Moderator: Nadia Filali, Director of Blockchain Programs, Caisse des Dépôt et Consignations

  • Yann Algan, Professor of Economics, Sciences Po, on "Social Motivations in the Data Economy"
  • Valérie-Laure Bénabou, Professor of Private Law, University of Aix en Provence on "Monetization of Data from a Legal Standpoint"
  • Wolfgang Kerber, Professor of Economics, University of Marburg, on "Governance of Data in IoT Context"

6:00 pm – 6:30 pm: Closing Keynote

  • Jean-Gabriel Ganascia, Professor of Computer Science, University Pierre et Marie Curie, President of the Ethical Committee of CNRS, on "Fairness, Justice and Data"

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