Solving Privacy Around the World: Ninth Law & Information Society Symposium on 5/13 at Fordham School of Law



Trends in the global processing of data, developments in new technologies, privacy enforcement actions and government surveillance put international privacy at the center of the global law and policy agenda.  Government regulators, policymakers, legal experts, and industry players need to find solutions to cross-border conflicts and to the issues presented by innovative technologies.  This conference seeks to create a robust, but informal dialog that will explore possible solutions to current questions arising from the international legal framework, infrastructure architecture and commercial practices.  The conference will use a unique format.  Each panel will start with a short presentation on the technological and business context to set the stage. The panel will be an informal, moderated roundtable discussion with a select group of experts followed by a question and answer session from the audience.

May 13, 2015 | 9:00 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.
Fordham University School of Law
The Costantino Room | Skadden Conference Center
150 West 62nd Street, New York, NY 10023




Breakfast and Registration (8:10-9:00 a.m.)

Welcome (9:00-9:15 a.m.): Joseph M. McShane, S.J., President, Fordham University

Opening Keynote (9:15-9:45 a.m.): The Hon. Edith Ramirez, Chairwoman, Federal Trade Commission

Session 1: Apps and Start-ups (9:45-11:15 a.m.)

This panel will explore privacy challenges and responsibilities for apps and start-ups around the world.  The panel will seek to understand the app landscape and the emerging roles of app stores and developers to advance privacy protection.

The Hon. Marilyn Hall Patel (Ret.), U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California

Kickstarter Presentation on App Landscape and Privacy:
Tim Sparapani, Principal at SPQR Strategies, PLLC; and Vice President, Policy, Law and Government Affairs for the Application Developers Alliance

Roundtable Discussants:
Jonathan H. Gordon, General Counsel and Senior Vice President, IAC Search LLC

Joanne McNabb, Director of Privacy Education and Policy, Office of the Attorney General, California Department of Justice

Seth Metsch, Vice President and Digital Media Counsel, Legal and Business Affairs Division, A+E Networks

Andy Roth, Partner, Dentons

Anna Slomovic, Lead Research Scientist, George Washington University
Coffee Break (11:15-11:30 a.m.)

Session 2: Security and Trust (11:30 a.m. -1:00 p.m.)

This panel will consider the impact of surveillance by national governments on businesses and the privacy of their clients.  The panel will focus on the day-to-day operational consequences for companies and their clients.

The Hon. Marsha Berzon, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit

Kickstarter Presentation on Surveillance and Impact on Business Operations:
Edward M. Stroz, Co-President, Stroz Friedberg LLC

Roundtable Discussants:
Thomas S. Kim, Chief Compliance Officer and General Counsel, Global Growth and Operations, Thomson Reuters

David O’Neil, Partner, Debevoise and Plimpton LLP

Ira Rubinstein, Senior Fellow, Information Law Institute; and Adjunct Professor of Law; NYU
Lunch Keynote Panel:  A Dialogue with Privacy Policymakers (1:00–2:30 p.m.)

Joel R. Reidenberg, Stanley D. and Nikki Waxberg Chair and CLIP Academic Director, Fordham

José Alejandro Bermúdez Durana, Deputy Superintendent for Data Protection for Colombian Superintendency of Industry and Commerce

Ventsislav Karadjov, Vice-Chairman EU Article 29 Working Party and Chair of the Bulgarian Commission for Personal Data Protection

Coffee Break (2:30–2:40 p.m.)

Session 3: Infrastructure and Compliance (2:40–4:00 p.m.)

This panel will examine the translation of privacy requirements into corporate governance and global operational and technical practices.

The Hon. Denny Chin, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit

Kickstarter Presentation on Translating Privacy into Corporate Governance and Standards:
Steve Mutkoski, Worldwide Policy Director, Microsoft Corporation

Roundtable Discussants:
Katherine Armstrong, Counsel, Hogan Lovells

Orrie Dinstein, Global Privacy Leader, Marsh and McLennan Companies, Inc.

Patrice Ettinger, Chief Privacy Officer, Pfizer Inc.

William E. Min, Senior Vice President, Enterprise Risk Management and Chief Privacy Officer of Starwood Hotels and Resorts Worldwide, Inc.

Rob Sherman, Deputy Chief Privacy Officer, Facebook
Coffee Break (4:00-4:15 p.m.)

Session 4: Consent Models and Technological Complexity (4:15-5:30 p.m.)

This panel will explore the future of consensual-based privacy in the context of complex data flows for interconnected devices.

Joel R. Reidenberg, Stanley D. and Nikki Waxberg Chair and CLIP Academic Director, Fordham

Kickstarter Presentation on Technical Tools and User Participation:
Todd Ruback, Chief Privacy Officer, Ghostery, Inc.

Roundtable Discussants:
Helen Nissenbaum, Professor, Media, Culture, and Communication & Computer Science, and Director, Information Law Institute, New York University

Pablo Palazzi, Partner, Allende & Brea; Adjunct Professor, School of Law, Universidad de San Andrés, Argentina

N. Cameron Russell, Executive Director, Fordham CLIP; Adjunct Professor, Fordham Law School

Florian Schaub, Postdoctoral Fellow, Institute for Software Research, School of Computer Science, Carnegie Mellon University
Closing Cocktail (5:30-6:30 p.m.)

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