May 6, 2016
This conference aimed to: (1) identify the various ways in which law and ethics intersect with the use of big data in health care and health research, particularly in the United States; (2) understand the way U.S. law (and potentially other legal systems) currently promotes or stands as an obstacle to these potential uses; (3) determine what might be learned from the legal and ethical treatment of uses of big data in other sectors and countries; and (4) examine potential solutions (industry best practices, common law, legislative, executive, domestic and international) for better use of big data in health care and health research in the U.S.
Panel 1, Shifting Paradigms: Big Data’s Impact on Health Law and Bioethics:
- Barbara Evans, University of Houston Law Center - Big Data and the Meaning of Individual Autonomy in a Crowd
- Jeffrey Skopek, University of Cambridge Faculty of Law - Privacy in Numbers? Biological Bodies of Data, Big Data's Epistemology, and the Legal and Ethical Status of Health Inferences
- Tal Zarsky, University of Haifa Faculty of Law - Correlation v. Causation in Health-Related Big Data Analysis: The Role of Reason and Regulation
- Nicolas Terry, Robert H. McKinney School of Law, Indiana University - Big Data, Regulatory Disruption, and Arbitrage in Health Care
- Moderator: Urs Gasser, Harvard Law School and the Berkman Center for Internet & Society at Harvard University
The Petrie-Flom Center for Health Law Policy, Biotechnology, and Bioethics at Harvard Law School 2016 annual conference focused on “Big Data, Health Law, and Bioethics.” The conference was organized in collaboration with the Berkman Center for Internet & Society at Harvard University and the Health Ethics and Policy Lab, University of Zurich.
Learn more at petrieflom.law.harvard.edu/events/details/2016-annual-conference.