FPF-GW Law Event April 12: "While Legislation Gets Mulled, Privacy Law Gets Made”



The Future of Privacy Forum invites you to
another in the series of programs presented in collaboration with the
George Washington University Law School

“While Legislation Gets Mulled, Privacy Law Gets Made”

When: Tuesday, April 12, 2011
Time: 10 a.m. until 11:30 a.m.
Where: The George Washington University Law School
Faculty Conference Center, 5th Floor
2000 H Street, NW
Washington, D.C. 20052

Tune in from 10 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. on April 12 to watch the event live.


Daniel Solove, Professor of Law, George Washington University Law School

Maneesha Mithal, Associate Director, Division of Privacy and Identity Protection, FTC

Dana Rosenfeld, Partner, Kelley Drye & Warren LLP

Jules Polonetsky and Christopher Wolf, FPF Co-Chairs

Within the last month and for the first time, an Administration has come out in favor of a baseline privacy law and denominated a “Privacy Bill of Rights,” while lawmakers on Capitol Hill continue to prepare drafts of legislation.

Meanwhile, off of Capitol Hill, privacy law was made at the FTC with the announcement of the Google Buzz settlement, which imposed a first-time ever “comprehensive privacy program”  and work continues from trade groups, Internet browsers and many others to understand what it will take to provide tools that  broaden privacy options for online users.

As the so-called “common law of consent decrees” from the FTC expands privacy obligations, and as self-regulatory tools appear to be taking off, it is time to explore how privacy law is expanding while at the same time across-the-board laws are considered.

This program will look at the parallel privacy universes on and off of Capitol Hill.

To attend this event, please RSVP to [email protected] by Friday, April 8.