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Press Release 10-11-2016

EEOC to Hold October 13 Commission Meeting On Use of Big Data in Employment

WASHINGTON -- The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) will hold a public meeting entitled "Big Data in the Workplace: Examining Implications for Equal Employment Opportunity Law" on Thursday, Oct. 13, from 1:00 p.m. until 4:00 p.m. (Eastern Standard Time) at EEOC headquarters, 131 M Street, N.E., Washington, D.C.

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
  • Eric M. Dunleavy, PhD, Director, Personnel Selection and Litigation Support Services Group, DCI Consulting, on behalf of the Society for Human Resource Management
  • Michael Housman, Workforce Scientist, hiQ Labs
  • Michal Kosinski, Assistant Professor, Organizational Behavior, Stanford Graduate School of Business (via VTC)
  • Marko J. Mrkonich, Shareholder, Littler Mendelson P.C.
  • Ifeoma Ajunwa, Assistant Professor, University of the District of Columbia School of Law
  • Kathleen K. Lundquist, PhD, Organizational Psychologist, President and CEO, APTMetrics, Inc.

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 at

EEOC enforces federal laws prohibiting employment discrimination. Further information about EEOC is available on its website at