Speaker Profile

J.D., Thomas and Karole Green Professor of Law, Washington University

Neil Richards is one of the world’s leading experts in privacy law, information law, and freedom of expression. He writes, teaches, and lectures about the regulation of the technologies powered by human information that are revolutionizing our society. Professor Richards holds the Thomas and Karole Green Chair in Law at Washington University School of Law, where he co-directs the Cordell Institute for Policy in Medicine & Law. He is a member of the American Law Institute and a consultant and expert in privacy cases. Professor holds graduate degrees in law and history from the University of Virginia, and served as a law clerk to both William H. Rehnquist, Chief Justice of the United States and Paul V. Niemeyer, United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit. Professor Richards is the author of Intellectual Privacy (Oxford Press 2015), and many scholarly and popular writings on privacy and civil liberties published appeared in a wide variety of media, from the Harvard Law Review and the Yale Law Journal to The Guardian, WIRED, and Slate. His next book, Why Privacy Matters, will be published by Oxford Press in 2020.

Session Abstract – PMWC 2019 Silicon Valley

Session Synopsis: This session will focus on different views and approaches to advance precision medicine data collection and use in the post-Facebook-Cambridge Analytica era. We will hear from various areas of our industry on new technological, medical and legal approaches to data acquisition and use that will move us closer to achieving the full promise of big data and AI to democratize precision medicine.

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