EEOC to hold a public meeting on using ‘Big Data’ in employment

Experts will discuss trends, technologies, pros and cons of analytics on October 13

Posted October 11, 2016

The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) announced it will hold a public meeting titled “Big Data in the Workplace: Examining Implications for Equal Employment Opportunity Law” on Thursday, October 13, 2016.

At the meeting, EEOC Commissioners will hear from a broad panel of experts on a range of issues, including big data trends and technologies, the benefits and risks of big data analytics, current and potential uses of big data in employment, and how the use of big data may implicate equal employment opportunity laws.

Confirmed panelists include:

  • Kelly Trindel, PhD, Chief Analyst, Office of Research, Information and Planning, EEOC
  • Michal Kosinski, Assistant Professor, Organizational Behavior, Stanford Graduate School of Business (via VTC)
  • Kathleen K. Lundquist, PhD, Organizational Psychologist, President and CEO, APTMetrics, Inc.
  • Marko J. Mrkonich, Shareholder, Littler Mendelson P.C.
  • Ifeoma Ajunwa, Assistant Professor, University of the District of Columbia School of Law
  • Michael Housman, Workforce Scientist, hiQ Labs

The meeting will take place from 1:00 p.m. until 4:00 p.m. (Eastern Standard Time) at EEOC headquarters, 131 M Street, N.E., Washington, D.C.

Seating is limited, and EEOC encourages visitors to arrive 30 minutes before the meeting to be processed through security and escorted to the meeting room. Visitors should bring a government-issued photo identification card to facilitate entry into the building. The Commission agenda is subject to revision. Additional information about the meeting, when available, will be posted on the EEOC website.

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