The Near Future of U.S. Privacy Law

Tags: Privacy / Technology Policy

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The year 2019 may be a turning point for data privacy law. Privacy law in the United States is famously a hole-ridden patchwork of state laws, sectoral legislation, and consumer protection. Whether in response to the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation or to California’s enactment of its Consumer Privacy Act, over this past year state and federal legislators have been proposing new data privacy laws at an energetic rate.

How will we govern the technology of the near future? Will the United States join the rest of the world in recognizing data privacy rights or will it take its own approach? Will these choices even matter in practice, given the long reach of both EU and California law?

This conference will bring together academics, practitioners, technologists, and regulators to discuss the near future of U.S. data privacy law. Specifically, we will explore municipal bans on surveillance technology, new state privacy laws, the future role of the Federal Trade Commission, and proposed federal legislation.


Sessions

09/06/19 9:00am - 9:15am
WELCOME AND INTRODUCTION
  • Margot Kaminski
    Associate Professor, University of Colorado Law School; Privacy Initiative Director, Silicon Flatirons
09/06/19 9:15am - 10:30am
THE FUTURE OF FEDERAL PRIVACY LAW
  • Amie Stepanovich — Moderator
    Executive Director, Silicon Flatirons
  • Ryan Calo — Panelist
    Lane Powell and D. Wayne Gittinger Associate Professor, University of Washington School of Law
  • D. Reed Freeman, Jr. — Panelist
    Partner; Co-Chair, Cybersecurity and Privacy Practice; Co-Chair, Big Data Practice, WilmerHale LLP
  • Justin (Gus) Hurwitz — Panelist
    Associate Professor of Law | Menard Director of the Nebraska Governance & Technology Center, University of Nebraska
  • Meg Leta Jones — Panelist
    Associate Professor, Communication, Culture & Technology, Georgetown University
  • Michelle Richardson — Panelist
    Director, Privacy & Data Project, Center for Democracy & Technology
09/06/19 10:30am - 10:45am
BREAK

09/06/19 10:45am - 12:00pm
STATE AND LOCAL PRIVACY - BANS AND REGULATION
  • Scott Skinner-Thompson — Moderator
    Associate Professor, University of Colorado Law School
  • Daniel Castro — Panelist
    Vice President, Information Technology & Innovation Foundation (ITIF)
  • Rebecca Crootof — Panelist
    Assistant Professor of Law, University of Richmond School of Law
  • Daniel Pietragallo — Panelist
    Senior Assistant Attorney General, Colorado Attorney General's Office
  • Ashkan Soltani — Panelist
    Independent Researcher & Technologist, Former Senior Advisor to the U.S. Chief Technology Officer, Office of Science and Technology Policy, White House & Former Chief Technologist for the Federal Trade Commission
  • Gabriela Zanfir-Fortuna — Panelist
    Senior Counsel, Future of Privacy Forum, Former Legal Officer, European Data Protection Supervisor
09/06/19 12:00pm - 12:30pm
KEYNOTE
09/06/19 12:30pm - 1:30pm
LUNCH RECEPTION

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