Transparency and the Tech Sector

Tags: Privacy / Technology Policy / Telecom & Platforms

2022 Transparency Conference

Join Silicon Flatirons on Friday, November 4 for a conference on transparency and the tech sector: specifically, the role transparency can and should play in regulating technologies. This conference brings together transparency enthusiasts with transparency skeptics. It will discuss what transparency mechanisms we already have, and what we need. The conference aims to educate and inspire collaboration, drawing experts together across multiple areas of law and multiple fields.

This conference is made possible in part by the support of The John S. and James L. Knight Foundation.

John S. and James L. Knight believed a well-informed community could best determine its own true interests and was essential to an effective democracy. Today, the foundation bearing their names is a leading investor in the field of research emerging around questions of information integrity, media, and democratic citizenship in the digital age. To date, Knight has committed more than $60 million to support this field through an expansive consortium of academic researchers and policy experts known as the Knight Research Network. Learn more about Knight Foundation and its work in communities, journalism and the arts at


11/04/22 9:00am - 9:15am
Welcome & Introduction
11/04/22 9:15am - 10:30am
Why Transparency?
  • David Sullivan — Moderator
    Executive Director, Digital Trust & Safety Partnership
  • Evelyn Douek — Panelist
    Assistant Professor, Stanford Law School
  • Daphne Keller — Panelist
    Director, Program on Platform Regulation, Stanford Cyber Policy Center
  • Bri Riggio — Panelist
    Platform Policy Manager, Discord, Inc.
  • Alexandria Walden — Panelist
    Global Head of Human Rights, Google
Panel I will discuss the goals of transparency: why there are calls for transparency in the first place, and what regulators, private companies, and the public get from transparency requirements or voluntary disclosures.
11/04/22 10:30am - 10:45am

11/04/22 10:45am - 12:00pm
Keynote (Virtual)
11/04/22 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Lunch Break

@ Wolf Law, Boettcher Hall

Lunch provided for conference attendees.

11/04/22 1:00pm - 2:15pm
The Shapes of Transparency
  • Margot Kaminski — Moderator
    Professor, University of Colorado Law School
  • Jef Ausloos — Panelist
    Senior Researcher, University of Amsterdam - Institute for Information Law (IViR)
  • Rachael Johnson — Panelist
    Local Legal Initiative Attorney, The Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press (RCFP)
  • Andrea Maciejewski — Panelist
    Associate, Greenberg Traurig, LLP
  • Bryan Semaan — Panelist
    Associate Professor, University of Colorado Boulder
  • Amanda Shanor — Panelist
    Assistant Professor of Legal Studies & Business Ethics, The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania
Panel II will discuss the many forms transparency can take, from data subject access requests to open government litigation to SEC disclosure requirements, and more. This panel will discuss details about what works and what doesn’t.
11/04/22 2:15pm - 2:30pm

11/04/22 2:30pm - 3:45pm
Transparency’s Tradeoffs
  • Meg Leta Jones — Moderator
    Associate Professor, Georgetown University
  • Hannah Bloch-Wehba — Panelist
    Associate Professor, Texas A&M University School of Law
  • Eric Goldman — Panelist
    Professor | Associate Dean for Research, Santa Clara University School of Law
  • Patty Limerick — Panelist
    Professor of History, University of Colorado Boulder
  • Emily McReynolds — Panelist
    AI Policy & Research, Meta
  • Christopher Morten — Panelist
    Associate Clinical Professor of Law, Columbia Law School
Panel III will discuss transparency’s tradeoffs, addressing both what is lost when everything is transparent, and what limits should be placed on transparency.
11/04/22 3:45pm - 4:00pm

11/04/22 4:00pm - 5:00pm


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