I hope you will tune in Monday, January 31, 2011, 8-9 am Pacific (11-12 Eastern), to Privacy Piracy, audio streaming on www.kuci.org (or locally in Southern California on KUCI 88.9 FM in Irvine, CA). Mari Frank will interview me on hot topics in information law and compliance.
On December 1, 2010, the Federal Trade Commission issued a preliminary report entitled "Protecting Consumer Privacy in an Era of Rapid Change, A Proposed Framework for Businesses and Policymakers". The report proposes a framework to balance the privacy interests of consumers with innovation that relies on consumer information to develop beneficial new products and services.
During the final week of October and beginning of November, I attended two privacy events that were set far apart geographically and philosophically: the Data Protection Commissioners Conference in Jerusalem and the ad:tech conference in New York City. The Jerusalem event had a decidedly pro-privacy flavor, while at ad:tech businesses showcased myriad ways for monetizing personal information. Both conferences posed interesting questions about the future of privacy, but as a privacy lawyer I was more interested in learning and observing than engaging in the privacy debates. The events' apparently divergent privacy narratives made me ponder where a privacy lawyer may fit on the privacy continuum between these two great cities.
The attorneys of InfoLawGroup have been very busy this summer, and August is no exception. In addition to our regular day-to-day work, we will (somehow) find the time to attend some great events in August. If you will be in San Francisco and/or Seattle later this month, please join us, we would love to see you.
I will be speaking on various aspects of cloud computing at two upcoming webinars in May:* Cloud Computing: Emerging E-Discovery Trends, Strafford webinar, May 4, 2010 (1:00 pm Eastern) * Negotiating and Preparing Cloud Contracts, IAPP web conference, May 13, 2010 (1:00 pm Eastern)