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October – November 2014

Oct
20
Mon
An Evening Not to be Forgotten @ Edmund A. Walsh Memorial
Oct 20 @ 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm

Join us for an evening of wine and cheese to discuss the digital Right to be Forgotten in the heart of Georgetown University’s main campus. The right to ‘forget’ personal information online has been controversial the last few years, but recently caught global attention. In May of this year, the Court of Justice of the European Union ruled that “the right to be forgotten” requires Google to erase search results made on the basis of a European Union person’s name that contain true, lawfully published information. Removal is to occur upon request to the search engine when the information is “inadequate, irrelevant or no longer relevant” and to account for the public interest and freedom of expression.

Since that time, Google has received 142,000 requests to remove some 490,000 links from its European search results. Legislators in Russia, Hong Kong, and around the world have proposed introducing the right into domestic law. Does the Court’s ruling allow individuals to rewrite their online history or provide a necessary tool for living in a digital future? Should the U.S. consider embracing the right? The conversation will undoubtedly be stimulating with participants representing ideas from the Europena Union, the ACLU, EPIC, and the faculty of the Communication, Culture & Technology MA program at Georgetown University.

Moderator:

Mark MacCarthy, Adjunct Professor, Communication, Culture & Technology Program, Georgetown University

 

Panelists:

Meg Ambrose, Assistant Professor, Communication, Culture & Technology Program, Georgetown University

Andrea Glorioso, Counsellor for the Digital Economy, Delegation of the European Union

Gabe Rottman, Legislative Counsel/Policy Advisor, American Civil Liberties Union

John Tran, 2014 Open Government Fellow, Electronic Privacy Information Center

Oct
21
Tue
Consumer Action’s 43rd Annual Awards Reception @ Google
Oct 21 @ 6:00 pm – Oct 21 @ 8:00 pm

To mark its 43rd anniversary, Consumer Action’s Annual Awards Reception on October 21, 2014, will celebrate the theme of “Train the Trainer.” Through the power of individual and small group trainings, Consumer Action each year is able to personally interact with staff members of more than 550 community-based groups among the 7,000 the organization serves nationwide with free multilingual materials, training downloads and technical assistance.

Throughout the year, Consumer Action’s train-the-trainer meetings bring together community group representatives to be trained by Consumer Action staff on how to use the organization’s extensive educational modules to educate low- and moderate-income consumers. By training these key stakeholders, Consumer Action reaches tens of thousands of consumers with the information they need to improve their finances and their lives. In this way, Consumer Action “teaches one to reach thousands.”

Please join us on October 21 in Washington, DC to celebrate our long and innovative history of multilingual consumer education and to honor this year’s Consumer Excellence awardees: the National Endowment for Financial Education (NEFE), which provides financial education and practical information to people at all financial stages; Michelle Singletary, Washington Post “Color of Money” columnist, whose writings empower consumers to make wise money management choices; and the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s Consumer Education and Engagement Division, which creates opportunities for consumers to make better choices about money so that they can reach their life goals.

Oct
24
Fri
Web Privacy & Transparency Conference @ Princeton University
Oct 24 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

On Friday, October 24, 2014, the Center for Information Technology Policy (CITP) at Princeton University is hosting a public conference on Web Privacy and Transparency. It will explore the quickly emerging area of computer science research that aims to use empirical measurement to bring transparency to privacy-impacting practices on the web.

The conference will discuss cutting edge research, will plan future work, and will ask questions of policy: What changes to law do these studies and measurements suggest? Can self-regulation be effective? How can web services work together with transparency researchers to foster a healthy public dialog? Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and author Julia Angwin will give the keynote, and panelists include experts from leading universities, as well as the Electronic Frontier Foundation and AT&T Labs.

This event has grown out of the work of many teams of technology researchers, developers, and advocates who measure threats to online privacy. One of these teams–the Web Transparency & Accountability Project (WebTAP) led by computer scientists at CITP–monitors websites and services using a state-of-the-art measurement platform developed at Princeton, which mimics user behaviors as it crawls the internet to gather accurate information about privacy practices.

WebTAP researchers recently performed the first large-scale study of three advanced web tracking mechanisms: canvas fingerprinting, evercookies, and cookie syncing. That collaboration revealed startlingly widespread use of these trackers and demonstrated the need for a coordinated effort to observe web privacy practices and report on them to the public.

This conference aims to bring together leaders in the field to strengthen that unified push for improving the transparency of online privacy practices. The external oversight provided by this research program can force companies to improve their behavior, help regulators take enforcement actions, and guide privacy tool developers. Like WebTAP itself, the conference also seeks to provide information for the public, and anyone can register to attend using the form on the CITP website.

For more information, click here.

Oct
29
Wed
Big Data and Privacy: Navigating Benefits, Risks and Ethical Boundaries @ Schulze Hall
Oct 29 @ 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm

The rapid emergence of “big data” has created many benefits and risks for businesses today. As data is collected, stored, analyzed, and deployed for various business purposes, it is particularly important to develop responsible data management policies that respect privacy concerns – as well as attending to the benefits that can flow from the smart use of data. Shifting understandings of what privacy means to different individuals and groups complicate what will be a persistent challenge. While data security is a pervasive challenge, headlined all too frequently, other key questions include: what information is collected, how and why is it collected, how is it used, when and how is it shared with other parties, and how long is data retained?

This CEBC program will explore trends, emerging developments, and important benefits, as well as risks in “big data” – particularly focusing on privacy concerns and best practices for responsible data management. Is there such a thing as privacy in this new data-driven era, and how can we understand and preserve it? Panelists will share their insights about developments and implications for business, health care and law.

The program is free and open to the public. Free MN CLE credits, Continuing Privacy Education (CPE) credits and Ethics CPE credits for Certified Public Accountants are pending. More info here.

Oct
30
Thu
The Privacy Act @40: A Celebration and Appraisal on the 40th Anniversary of the Privacy Act and the 1974 Amendments to the Freedom of Information Act @ Georgetown Law
Oct 30 @ 9:00 am – 5:30 pm

The Privacy Act @40

A Celebration and Appraisal on the 40th Anniversary of the Privacy Act and the 1974 Amendments to the Freedom of Information Act

October 30, 2014

Agenda

9 – 9:15 a.m.

Welcome from Dean William Treanor, Georgetown Law

9:15 – 10:30 a.m.

Panel I: The Origins of the Privacy Act and the 1974 FOIA Amendments
A discussion of the events that led to the legislation’s passage and its early litigation.

  • Mark Lynch, Partner, Covington & Burling
  • Katherine Meyer, Partner, Meyer Glitzenstein & Crystal
  • James Rule, Distinguished Affiliated Scholar, Center for the Study of Law and Society, UC Berkeley School of Law
  • Tom Susman, Director, Government Affairs, American Bar Association
  • David Vladeck (LL.M. ’77) (Moderator), Professor of Law, Director, Center on Privacy and Technology, Georgetown Law

10:30 – 10:45 a.m.

Break

10:45 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Panel II: The Privacy Act Today
A discussion of the challenges currently confronting the Privacy Act statutory framework, and whether the statute is or isn’t well-suited to meet them.

  • Khaliah Barnes (L’11), Administrative Law Counsel and Director, Student Privacy Project, Electronic Privacy Information Center
  • Bob Gellman, Privacy and Information Policy Consultant
  • Erika Brown Lee, Chief Privacy and Civil Liberties Officer, U.S. Department of Justice
  • Deirdre Mulligan (L’94), Associate Professor, UC Berkeley School of Information
  • Alan Raul, Partner, Sidley & Austin
  • Julie Cohen (Moderator), Professor of Law, Director, Center on Privacy and Technology, Georgetown Law

12:30 – 2:00 p.m.

Lunch and Keynote address by the Honorable Laurence H. Silberman, Senior Judge, U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit

2:00 – 3:30 p.m.

Panel III: FOIA Today
A discussion of the challenges currently confronting the FOIA statutory framework, and whether the statute is or isn’t well-suited to meet them.

  • Laura Donohue, Professor of Law, Director, Center on Privacy and Technology, Georgetown Law
  • Melanie Pustay, Director, Office of Information Policy, U.S. Department of Justice
  • David Vladeck (LL.M.’77), Professor of Law, Director, Center on Privacy and Technology, Georgetown Law
  • Anne Weismann, Chief Counsel, Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington
  • Marc Rotenberg (LL.M.’13) (Moderator), President and Executive Director, Electronic Privacy Information Center; Adjunct Professor of Law, Georgetown Law

3:30 – 3:45 p.m.

Break

3:45 – 5:15 p.m.

Panel IV: Looking Ahead
A discussion of the prospects for reform of the current Privacy Act and FOIA framework and the direction that such reform should take.

  • Paul Ohm, Associate Professor, University of Colorado Law School
  • Peter Swire, Professor of Law and Ethics, Georgia Tech Scheller College of Business
  • April Carson, Counsel, U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee
  • Alex Macgillivray (Invited), Deputy U.S. Chief Technology Officer, Office of Science and Technology Policy, The White House
  • Alvaro Bedoya (Moderator), Executive Director, Center on Privacy and Technology, Georgetown Law

5:15 – 5:30 p.m.

Closing Remarks from John Podesta (L’76) (Invited), Counselor to the President

 

To RSVP for the event, please email privacy@law.georgetown.edu.

Nov
7
Fri
George Washington Law Review 2014 Symposium: The FTC at 100 @ George Washington University Law School
Nov 7 – Nov 8 all-day

Save the date for the GW Law Review‘s Annual Symposium, The FTC at 100: Centennial Commemorations and Proposals for Progress, which will be held on Saturday, November 8, 2014, in Washington, DC. This year’s symposium, hosted in conjunction with GW Law Professor and former FTC Chairman William E. Kovacic, aims to celebrate the successes of our nation’s oldest federal regulatory agency and confront the challenges it faces moving forward. Click here for more information

Click Here to RSVP for the November 8, 2014 Panel Discussions

 

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