Tech Talk Panel: Policy Changes in the Metaverse
- Brittan Heller works at the intersection of technology, human rights, and the law, and is an expert on content moderation and the movement from online conduct to offline violence. She is the founder of the Center for Digital Civil Rights, an innovation lab for human and civil rights organizations. Heller is also a senior associate at CSIS’s Human Rights Initiative and an affiliate at Harvard’s Berkman Klein Center on Internet and Society. She advises tech companies, governments, and international organizations on integrating public safety and freedom of expression. She served as a Carr Center Technology and Human Rights Fellow from 2019 – 2020.
- Eugene Volokh teaches First Amendment law and a First Amendment amicus brief clinic at UCLA School of Law, where he has also often taught copyright law, criminal law, tort law, and a seminar on firearms regulation policy. Before coming to UCLA, he clerked for Justice Sandra Day O’Connor on the U.S. Supreme Court and for Judge Alex Kozinski on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit.
- Jeff Burke is Professor In-Residence in the Department of Theater and Associate Dean, Research and Technology in the School of Theater, Film and Television at UCLA. He was the Founding Executive Director of UCLA REMAP. Burke’s research and teaching explore how emerging technologies can be designed to serve expressive and social goals. He has created, designed, managed and/or produced performances, films, software projects, installations and new facility construction.
- Melodi Dincer is a tech justice lawyer with expertise in data privacy, AI policy, and resisting biometric surveillance. Her research centers exploitative data practices that affect marginalized communities and explores how the law can entrench power disparities when surveillance technologies are embedded in labor, education, and policing.
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The Institute for Technology, Law & Policy hosts one-hour, bi-weekly Tech Talks each semester. The series features experts in the tech and law space, and includes lunch for pre-registered attendees.