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December 2013 – January 2014
The Congress is a forum for regulators and data protection experts to engage in thought-provoking discussion on the latest developments in privacy for the European data protection community.
The deadline for submission for speakers is May 10th, 2013.
Click here to learn more about the event as well to submit a proposal.
With a new European regulation on the horizon, the coming year will bring sea change to the data protection landscape. The Congress is where you’ll find the information you need to keep your organisation compliant. You can rely on the Congress to deliver intensive education and discussion on all of today’s top privacy issues—with a steady eye on how the new data protection regulation will impact you. Register Now
Please join SCU Law alumnus Assemblymember Bob Wieckowski and others for an enlightening inquiry into online privacy and consumer protection in our digital world.
Santa Clara University School of Law is hosting state legislators from the Assembly Judiciary Committee, Assembly Business & Professions Committee and Assembly Select Committee on Privacy for an informational hearing that will cover the collecting, sharing and tracking of personal data, examine a cross section of privacy laws nationally and internationally and explore what meaningful digital privacy legislation that California may want to consider in the future.
Among the prestigious panelists scheduled to testify are:
- Michael Beckerman – The Internet Association
- Eric Goldman – Santa Clara Law
- Chris Hoofnagle – UC Berkeley Center for Law & Technology
- Joanne McNabb – California District Attorney’s Office
- Jules Polonetsky – Director & Co-chair of the Future of Privacy Forum & former Chief Privacy Officer for AOL
This event will take place from 9 a.m.–1 p.m., Thursday, December 12th in the Mayer Theatre on the Santa Clara University campus. Please arrive early to secure your seat! For those unable to attend in person, please check High Tech Law Institute website for an update on viewing a webcast. RSVP here
What harms are privacy laws designed to prevent? How are people injured when corporations, governments, or other individuals collect, disclose, or use information about them in ways that defy expectations, prior agreements, formal rules, or settled norms? How has technology changed the nature of privacy harm?
These questions loom large in debates over privacy law. Often, they are answered skeptically. The President of the United States justifies massive NSA surveillance programs by arguing that non-content surveillance is not very harmful. Advertisers resist calls for aggressive forms of Do Not Track by arguing that the way they track online behavior creates little risk of harm. Judges dismiss lawsuits brought by users suing services that suffer massive data breaches, for lack of harm.
Meanwhile, many privacy law scholars and advocates do not speak consistently, if they speak at all, about privacy harm. Some prefer to talk about “problems” or “conflicts” not harms. Others point primarily to abstract, societal harms such as chilling effects or harms to dignity or individual autonomy. Many of these people have tried to move the conversation away from harm and what they see as crabbed, tort-centric approaches to privacy protection.
It is time to revisit old conversations about harm. New practices and technologies raise new threats of harm. The fear of Big Data techniques (for example in the public debate over the pregnancy prediction program of the retailer Target) have inspired new theories of harm. Economists and computer scientists have developed new ways of measuring privacy harm. Regulators have adopted new ways of talking about harm.
Join the Silicon Flatirons Center for Law, Technology, and Entrepreneurship on Friday, January 17, 2014, from 9:00 AM – 4:15 PM as we venture into the New Frontiers of Privacy Harm. We will assemble thought leaders and top practitioners and regulators for a diverse and rich set of conversations about privacy harm.
“Data Privacy Day began in the United States and Canada in January 2008, as an extension of the Data Protection Day celebration in Europe. The Day commemorates the 1981 signing of Convention 108, the first legally binding international treaty dealing with privacy and data protection. Data Privacy Day is a celebration for everyone and held on January 28th every year.”
For more information can be found here.