• The Law, Technology & Governance of Data

    The Data Governance Design Conference (DGDC) convened policymakers, industry, academia, and legal practitioners to explore models, needs, and enabling environment for data governance.


    The DGDC featured expert-level content, for a select audience of data governance leaders, toward establishing a practice-led research agenda that unlocks the field’s tremendous potential.


    Review the Agenda.


    Meet the Speakers.


    Read the Code of Conduct.


    Watch the plenary sessions.

  • The DGDC ran three, concurrent tracks: law, technology, and governance.


    Each track brought together intersectional group of experts and highlight cutting edge issues surrounding the design of effective data governance systems.


    The Law track focused on the practical legal issues arising out of data governance, and particularly:

    1. the role and limitations of public institutions in creating an enabling environment;
    2. duties and trust in the digitization of public spaces; and
    3. the practical challenges around jurisdiction, international regulatory competition, and harmonization.


    There are a significant number of fundamental questions about how to engineer technology to manage the foundational requirements of data governance, including:

    1. data rights and consent supply chains;
    2. participatory approaches to permissions architecture; and
    3. enforcement approaches and design elements.


    The governance track focused on the emergent political science of digital spaces, focusing on:

    1. theories of individual, group, and collective agency;
    2. functional and operational approaches to participation; and
    3. customer advocacy - the role of the digital citizen.
  • Hosted By

    Duke Center on Law & Technology

    Preparing students and practitioners for the growing landscape of technology in the legal profession

    Digital Public

    Public governance for a digital world

  • Academic & Nonprofit Sponsors

    Indiana’s Ostrom Workshop​

    Stanford’s Digital Civil Society Lab

  • Corporate Sponsors

    Covington and Burling, LLP