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An online forum of the ABA Section of Antitrust Law's Privacy and Information Security Committee

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Upcoming 1 Hour Teleseminar on the Amended COPPA Rule – Tomorrow, Wednesday, October 30

Please register for a one-hour teleseminar entitled:

The Amended COPPA Rule:  Adapting to the Final Implementation

Wednesday, October 30, 2013
12:00 – 1:00 p.m. EST

Click HERE to register

In July 2013, the amended Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA)
Rule went into effect. How is the industry is dealing with the new and revised
COPPA provisions such as the new definition of personal information, mixed
audience sites, liability for third party plug ins?  What are the expectations
of regulators?  Our expert panelists will offer different perspectives on key
provisions and implementation of the revised rule, including compliance,
enforcement, and education.  We will also cover traps for the unwary and best
practices regarding the collection and use of children’s personal

Kristin Cohen, Federal Trade Commission, Washington, D.C.
Elizabeth Blumenfeld, Crowell & Moring LLP, Washington, D.C.
Phyllis Spaeth, Children’s Advertising Review Unit of the Council of Better Business Bureaus, New York, NY

Erika Brown Lee, Norton Rose Fulbright LLP, Washington, D.C.

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Upcoming Program in D.C. on Career Opportunities in Privacy, Advertising, and Consumer Protection Law

Advertising, Consumer Protection, & Privacy Law: An Emerging Practice with Exciting Career Opportunities

Presented by the ABA Section of Antitrust Law

Private Advertising Litigation Committee
Consumer Protection Committee
Privacy and Information Security Committee

Wednesday, October 23, 2013
12:00pm to 1:00pm Eastern Time

George Washington University Law School
Lisner Hall Room 201 (Student Conference Center)
2023 G Street, N.W.
Washington, D.C. 20052

Join young attorneys from the ABA Antitrust Section for a discussion about exciting new career opportunities in advertising, consumer protection, and privacy law. This program will provide students and other junior attorneys with the opportunity to dialogue with young attorneys in the field about pathways into these emerging areas of the law. It will also include a broad overview of the relevant laws and agencies that operate within the fields. The discussion will conclude with an opportunity to ask questions about what led the speakers to these fields. This program will be held live at George Washington University Law School. GW law students and non-students who would like to attend in person should RSVP to Kevin Motsinger at with “ABA Antitrust” as the subject line. Registration for the live teleconference of this event is available through the link on the attached Program Flyer.  All other questions may be directed to David Conway at


• David Conway, Venable LLP


• Andi Arias, Federal Trade Commission, Division of Privacy & Identity Protection
• Donnelly McDowell, Kelley Drye
• Ella Krainsky, Federal Trade Commission, Division of Advertising Practices
• Mona Thakkar, Volkswagen Group


The ABA is not seeking CLE credit for this program.

Audio Archive

Provided all releases are obtained, MP3 recordings of this program will be available to Section members on the Committee Program Audio page.

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Please join us next Monday, from 11:00AM to 12:30PM EST for a free teleconference about the French Data Protection Authority, the Commission Nationale de l’Informatique et des Libertés (CNIL).

Florence Raynal, who is the Head of the Department of European and International Affairs at the CNIL, will present to us of the work of the CNIL. We will learn about the role the CNIL plays, not only on a-day-to-day basis, but also in the international scene, and how it weighs in on the current privacy debates, such as the reform of the data protection framework of the European Union.

 You will be able to ask questions during the program, or you can register your questions in advance.

 More information and how to register can be found here.

 We hope that you will join us next Monday!

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Privacy and Information Security Monthly Update – January 8, 2013

Please join the Privacy and Information Security Committee for our next program on privacy and information security legislative, regulatory, enforcement and litigation developments, covering developments during the month of December 2012.  To register, email Jeanne Welch at  All pertinent dial-in information will be provided in your confirmation.

Please note that the PowerPoint presentation will be available to members only through the Privacy & Information Security Committee website,