This week on Galley, we're hosting a series of roundtable discussions about digital privacy, competition, algorithmic accountability and proposals for a new social contract for online platforms. These discussions were sparked in part by the publication of a new book from Dipayan Ghosh, who leads the Digital Platforms & Democracy Project at Harvard and has worked at both Facebook and the White House as a technology and public policy advisor. His book is entitled "Terms of Disservice: How Silicon Valley is Destructive by Design" https://www.brookings.edu/book/terms-of-diss...
Each day we will focus on a different topic, starting with a discussion between Dipayan and me, followed by a roundtable with several experts on the subject. Today, for example, we will be talking about privacy, and the broad question before us is this: Is online privacy broken, and if so how can we repair it?
After Dipayan and I open the discussion, we will be joined by a number of guests: Ed Felten, who is a professor of computer science and public affairs at Princeton and a former Deputy Chief Technology Officer with the White House; Jennifer King, the director of privacy at Stanford Law School's Center for Internet and Society; Olivier Sylvain, a professor of law at Fordham University and director of the McGannon Center for Information Research; and Jules Polonetsky, who is CEO of the Future of Privacy Forum.
Read the full conversation here.