December 5, 2022

The Law and Economics of Web 3.0

5:15pm - 6:45pm CET
SciencesPo, Paris

Amphithéâtre Claude Erignac

Confronting the abuse, exploitation and manipulation of personal data collected via internet use is one of society’s great challenges. The legal and economic issues related to the property rights of these harvested data have implications for topics including personal safety, firm profitability and consumer welfare.

Moreover, targeted misinformation campaigns which exploit such data, combined with the web’s unparalleled capacity to reach and influence a specified audience, represents a danger to the world’ s democracies.

As we prepare for generation 3.0 of the web, a panel of experts will discuss many of the extraordinarily urgent questions which will accompany its arrival.

This event is co-sponsored by the Georgetown University Global Economic Challenges Network, Sciences Po’s Chair Digital, Governance and Sovereignty and the McCourt Institute.


Anupam Chander

Scott K. Ginsburg Professor of Law and Technology, Georgetown Law

Frances Haugen

Advocate for Accountability and Transparency in Social Media

Nathaniel Persily

James B. McClatchy Professor of Law, Stanford Law School

Bryan Rich

Leader for Global Artificial Intelligence for the Public Sector, Accenture

Sergei Guriev

Provost, Sciences Po.


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About the McCourt Institute

Launched in early 2022 with founding partners Sciences Po in Paris and Georgetown University in Washington, D.C., the McCourt Institute aims to ensure that digital governance is prioritized in the development of new technology and embedded in the next generation of the web. It supports the goals of Project Liberty, a visionary initiative launched by civic entrepreneur, business leader, and philanthropist Frank McCourt in 2021 to transform how the internet works, create a more equitable digital economy, and develop a new civic architecture for the digital world.

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