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Upcoming Program: Nuts and Bolts of Privacy and Identity Protection.

The Young Lawyers Division Antitrust Law Committee and the Privacy and Information Security Committee will be presenting a teleconference program on November 19, from 12:00 to 1:30 pm EDT, on the Nuts and Bolts of Privacy and Identity Protection.
 
This program should be particularly interesting to law students and young lawyers interested in having a career in privacy and information security law. The program is free to ABA members.
 
From the flyer:
 
The Internet and other evolving information technologies, wired and wireless, have prompted the development of powerful tools for the collection, processing, storage and use of personal information. These trends create numerous issues regarding limitations on corporate rights to use that information and obligations to protect it from a variety of new risks and vulnerabilities. Legislators, regulators and the courts are rapidly developing new law and compliance obligations to address the privacy and security implications of the information economy. After providing background on the nuts and bolts of privacy and identity protection, our panelists will engage in a lively discussion that will touch on the various aspects of privacy and data security enforcement.”
 
There will be three panelists. Two of the panelists are attorneys in private practice, and the third panelist is an attorney at the Federal Trade Commission. You will be able to ask questions to the panelists, either in advance or during the program.
 

You can register for this teleconference here. We hope you will be able to join us for this exciting program!

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It’s Spring Meeting Time!

The 59th Antitrust Law Spring Meeting is underway in Washington, DC, and will continue through this Friday afternoon.  The Secure Times will be providing live blogging of several sessions that touch on data security and privacy issues.  Also, check out our series "Inside the Session" for previews and background information on several sessions. 


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Privacy Events: ABA Antitrust Spring Meeting: March 30-April 1, 2011

The Annual Antitrust Spring Meeting is next week in Washington DC! This year’s Chair’s Showcase Session highlights privacy issues in the Web 3.0 world. Here is a list of privacy-related presentations:
 
Wednesday, March 30
 
            – 8:45-10:30. Fundamentals of Consumer Protection. (Nat’l Press Club)
            – 9:00-10:30. Data Privacy and Consumer Protection Issues for U.S. Distribution Systems. (Salon IV)
            – 2:00-3:30 A New Paradigm: The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau and Antitrust     Enforcement
            – 3:15-5:15. Zeroing in on Behavioral Targeting (Salon IV)
            – 3:45-5:15. Cross-National Perspectives on Consumer Protection (Salon III)
 
Thursday, March 31
 
            – 8:15-9:45. Consumer Protection Regulatory Round-Up. Insights from the Enforcers. (Salon IV)
 
            – 10:00-noon    Chair’s Showcase Session: Competition and Consumer Protection in a Web 3.0 World. Panel 1 – Technology and Privacy Issues; Panel 2, Legal and Social Policy Issues. (Grand Ballroom)
             
           
Friday, April 1
 
            – 8:15-9:45. National Privacy Policies as Barriers to Entry in International Competition. (Ballroom – Nat’l Press Club)
           
 


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Inside the Session: Chris Wolf on Behavioral Advertising at the 59th Antitrust Law Spring Meeting

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Editor’s Note:  “Inside the Session” is a sneak preview of the privacy and information security-related sessions that will take place at  the 59th Antitrust Law Spring Meeting.  For more information on the conference, visit the ABA’s page on the event.

 

It’s no secret that, over the past several years, companies have embraced behavioral targeting to deliver personalized online advertising.  Nor is it any secret that legislators and regulators have been paying close attention to this topic.  The Secure Times recently spoke with Christopher Wolf, who will serve as session moderator of a Spring Meeting session entitled “Zeroing in on Behavioral Targeting”  Chris is a partner in the Washington, D.C. office of Hogan Lovell who practices in the field of privacy and data security law.  He also is the founder and co-chair of the Future of Privacy Forum think tank, which is examining the behavioral advertising issues.  He gave us a sneak preview of what to expect from the session on Wednesday, March 30, from 3:45-5:15pm.

 

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Data Privacy Day: January 28, 2011

Mark your calendars for Data Privacy Day – January 28, 2011.  Countries around the world are hosting events in honor of Data Privacy Day (or Data Protection Day).  This year is the thirtieth anniversary of the date on which the Convention for the Protection of Individuals with regard to Automatic Processing of Personal Data was opened for signature by the Council of Europe on January 28, 1981. Some highlights include:

 

– Panel Discussions around the world.  For example, the Council of Europe and European Commission are hosting a joint high-level meeting in Brussels (registration due January 24).  Google is opening its Washington, DC offices for Google breakfast and a panel discussion called “The Technology of Privacy: When Geeks Meet Wonks.”  

 

Local government initiatives – for example, the California Office of Privacy Protection will be launching a social media site: www.privacy.ca.gov. 

 

Happy Hours in many local areas on January 27, 2011, hosted by the International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP).

 

Check out  dataprivacyday2011.org, http://www.europeanprivacyday.org/, or http://www.capapa.org/DPD.html for events in your area. 


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Announcing Program on the FTC’s New Privacy Report

Please join us Tuesday, December 14th from 12noon-1:30pm for a telephonic program:  The FTC’s New Privacy Report:  What You Need to Know.  The featured speaker will be Jessica Rich, Deputy Director of the FTC’s Bureau of Consumer Protection.  She will provide background on the report, highlight its key proposals, and discuss the process going forward, including the opportunity to submit public comments in response to the proposed framework.  The session, which will include a Q&A opportunity, will be moderated by two distinguished privacy scholars, Fred Cate of Indiana University School of Law and Jeffrey Rosen of The George Washington University Law School.  Don’t miss this chance to hear directly from the FTC about the report!

The program is sponsored by the ABA Antitrust Section’s Privacy and Information Security, Civil Enforcement, Consumer Protection and Private Advertising Litigation Committees. 

To register, click here.


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November Privacy and Information Security Update Program – Dec. 9

Please join us on Thursday, December 9 from 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm EST for our next privacy and information security update program. Reed Freeman, Julie O’Neil, and Kimberly Robinson of Morrison & Foerster LLP will discuss legislative, regulatory, enforcement and litigation developments that have taken place during the month of November. Aryeh Friedman of Pfizer will moderate. For information about membership, or to RSVP for call-in details, please contact Jeanne Welch at jawelch@vorys.com.