Privacy, Security, and Digital Rights Management

Tags: Content/IP / Privacy / Technology Policy

The Internet age presents companies and governments with an increasing opportunity and obligation to think carefully about they manage information. Increasingly, as information involving commerce, banking, and lifestyle choices are online, policies regarding privacy, security, and the nature of digital rights management regimes will create possibilities and limitations for the use of the Internet. In terms of privacy and security, questions whether identity information will remain confidential will continue to hamper the willingness to pursue goods online. Similarly, both fraud and security breaches will impose considerable damage to efforts to develop ecommerce offerings. Finally, the questions regarding digital rights management continue to chill the willingness of the entertainment industries to put their content online. At the same time, instituting new legal requirements regarding the copying of entertainment presented in digital form threatens to deprive users of their fair use rights and possibly limit the scope of technological innovations.


  • Alexander Bracken
    Executive Director, Bard Center for Entrepreneurship
Keynote Speech
  • Ruby Lee
    Forrest G. Hambrick Professor in Engineering, Princeton University
Privacy and Security
  • Rick Bailey
    Partner, Holland & Hart LLP
  • Ken Klingenstein
    Director of Information Technology Services, University of Colorado
  • Paul Schwartz
    Partner, Litigation Department
  • Douglas Sicker
    Department Head, Engineering and Public Policy Professor, Engineering & Computer Science
Digital Rights Management
  • Simon Krauss
    Deputy General Counsel, CableLabs
  • Bill Mooz
    Senior Fellow, Silicon Flatirons
  • Preston Padden
    Senior Fellow, Silicon Flatirons Center
  • Robert Pepper
    Senior Director, Cisco Systems

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