US Senate: Data Privacy

Position Papers will be due before February 20, 2021. Submission instructions will be sent out one month prior to conference.

Background Guide will be released in January 2021.

Contact: senate@ucbmun.org



Can Microsoft be compelled to copy data from an Irish server to an American server by an American Court? Should the US implement its own version of the EU's GDPR? Is the "going dark" problem a threat to American security or the key to protecting America from criminals? These questions have generally been addressed by courts grappling to interpret 1980s era statutes written before we had any understanding of the scale of modern computing. In this committee, the greatest deliberative body in the world seeks to answer these questions core to Data Privacy with solutions built for the modern world.


Parth Nobel

Chair

Welcome to UCBMUN XXV! I am a Senior studying Electrical Engineering and Computer Science and a former intern at Apple and HP. I do research on non–linear dynamics, the use of analog computation on approximating NP–Hard problems, and numerical methods. I was raised in Poway, CA where I co–founded our local high school's MUN team. In the little time I have not writing code, doing math, at MUN, or sleeping I get deeply confused about how I have free time and proceed to read fantasy books and play Dungeons and Dragons. I am elated to return as a Chair to UCBMUN, and especially on a topic that I care so much about. Data privacy have long been passions of mine as I internally debate whether I should abandon my dreams of a technical graduate degree to pursue a career in public policy.

Excited for my last conference,
Parth Nobel
Chair, US Senate: Data Privacy

Antonio Kobe Lopez

Chair

Delegates, it is an honor to serve as one of your chairs for the US Senate: Data Privacy committee at UCBMUN XXV! My name is Antonio Kobe Lopez, I'm currently studying Economics and Public Policy while making progress on a minor in Theater (but don't tell my parents that). Most of my time is spent editing videos for a variety of purposes or making lively discussion regarding the state of American politics. Technology and sensitive information are more abundant than ever before, and a great deal rests upon the choices we make while trying to protect them. What is worth giving up to keep ourselves safe, and who are we willing to give it up to? These are the pressing questions of the modern era, and I can't wait to see what you all have to say.

Wishing you the best,
Antonio Kobe Lopez
Chair, US Senate: Data Privacy