CPRA Law + Tech Series: CPRA and Emerging US Privacy Laws

FREE February 18, 2022 @ 3:00pm - 4:15pm ET


CPRA Law + Tech Series: Understanding Data, Decisionmaking, and Design

Session 1: CPRA and Emerging US Privacy Laws

Co-Hosted by: California Lawyers Association Privacy Law Section and the Future of Privacy Forum

What do privacy lawyers need to know about the technologies and data practices at the heart of emerging legislation? New state privacy laws, including the California Privacy Rights Act (CPRA), will introduce a host of new obligations for businesses. Privacy lawyers charged with operationalizing these requirements will need to understand the technologies that these laws address. 

In this Winter 2022 series, the California Lawyers Association Privacy Law Section and FPF will host informational sessions on technological basics for privacy lawyers. Each session will provide a brief summary of new requirements under the CPRA, the Virginia Consumer Data Protection Act (VCDPA), and the Colorado Privacy Act (CPA), accompanied by an exploration of the key technologies that are addressed in these laws, including digital advertising, global opt outs, automated decisionmaking, and dark patterns. 

Join us for our kick-off session on February 18th, from 12:00-1:15PM Pacific Time. 

Jennifer Urban, Chairperson of the California Privacy Protection Agency, will open the series with an update on the status of CPRA rulemaking and opening remarks. This will be followed by a presentation from guest experts Keir Lamont (FPF) and Jeewon Serrato (Baker Hostetler) on key provisions of the CPRA, VCDPA, and CPA and how these laws may regulate technologies such as digital advertising, automated decisionmaking, dark patterns, global opt outs, and location data.

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Stacey Gray

Director of Legislative Research & Analysis, Future of Privacy Forum

Stacey Gray, CIPP/US, is the Director of Legislative Research & Analysis at the Future of Privacy Forum (FPF) and leads FPF’s engagement on federal and state privacy legislation. This team supports policymaker education around emerging technologies and data-driven business models, and building consensus towards a comprehensive consumer privacy law in the United States.

Prior to leading FPF’s legislative engagement, she spent several years focusing on the privacy implications of data collection in online and mobile advertising, platform regulation, cross-device tracking, Smart Homes, and the Internet of Things. At FPF, she has authored FCC and FTC public filings, and published extensive work related to the intersection of emerging technologies and federal privacy regulation and enforcement. Stacey graduated from the University of Florida in 2010 with a B.S. in Biology and a specialization in biotechnology, and cum laude from Georgetown University Law Center in 2015, during which she worked in privacy-related civil rights litigation as a law clerk for Victor M. Glasberg & Associates, and as a member of the civil rights division of the Institute for Public Representation.

Keir Lamont

Senior Counsel, Future of Privacy Forum

Keir Lamont, CIPP/US, is a Senior Counsel with the Future of Privacy Forum’s U.S. legislation team. In this role he supports policymaker education and independent analysis concerning federal, state, and local consumer privacy laws and regulations. Keir previously held positions at the Computer & Communications Industry Association and the Program on Data and Governance at Ohio State University. Keir holds a J.D. from Georgetown University Law Center and a B.A. in Political Science & Economics from the University of Florida.

Sheri Porath Rockwell

Chair, CLA Privacy Law Section; Sidley Austin

Sheri Porath Rockwell focuses on privacy and cybersecurity law, as well as complex commercial litigation. She advises companies on privacy compliance and corporate data protection programs, including compliance with federal and state privacy laws. Sheri is also a member of Sidley’s California Consumer Privacy Litigation Task Force, a dedicated group of lawyers focused on the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) and California Privacy Rights Act (CPRA), counseling clients on how to mitigate litigation risks. Sheri regularly counsels businesses about compliance with the CCPA and CPRA, HIPAA, and other state and federal privacy laws. She is an IAPP Certified Information Privacy Professional/U.S. and regularly blogs and delivers presentations regarding emerging domestic privacy law. Sheri serves as the chair of the Privacy Law Section of the California Lawyers Association, which she helped found.

Sheri has experience litigating a variety of complex commercial matters including copyright, trademark and right of publicity actions, commercial class actions, complex real estate actions and contract disputes. She has litigated in federal and state court and in arbitration and mediation settings. Additionally, Sheri has successfully negotiated with state and federal regulators to avert and settle administrative proceedings.

Prior to joining Sidley, Sheri served as general counsel and vice president of operations for a national affordable housing property management company. In that capacity, she managed outside counsel in federal and state court actions and in administrative proceedings, oversaw employee counseling and terminations, developed regulatory compliance policies. Previously, Sheri practiced at a prominent entertainment and real estate law firm in Los Angeles.

After graduating with honors from U.C. Berkeley, Sheri earned her J.D. from the University of Southern California School of Law where she served as topic editor for the Hale Moot Court Honors Board and received the Shattuck Award which recognizes top students who have made outstanding contributions to public service, student programs or general quality of life at the law school. Before beginning her practice, Sheri clerked for U.S. District Court Judge George P. Kazen in the Southern District of Texas.

Sheri is a Certified Information Privacy Professional/United States through the International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP).

Jeewon K. Serrato

Partner, Baker Hostetler

Jeewon is co-lead of the Digital Transformation and Data Economy team and partner at the San Francisco office of BakerHostetler. She counsels clients in the areas of consumer privacy, cybersecurity, data optimization and data science.

With her government and in-house experience, having served as Legislative Counsel in the US House of Representatives and as chief privacy officer for two public companies, clients turn to Jeewon Kim Serrato for advice on high-stakes regulatory defense matters, complex security incident investigations, new and emerging data monetization strategies and cross-border M&A and tech transactions.

Jeewon formerly served on the U.S. Department of Homeland Security Data Privacy and Integrity Advisory Committee and as Inaugural Chair of the California Bar Association Privacy Law Section Executive Committee.

Jeewon holds a J.D. from University of California (UC) Berkeley School of Law and a B.A. in Political Science and French from UC Berkeley.

Jennifer Urban

Chairperson of the Board, California Privacy Protection Agency

Jennifer M. Urban is a Clinical Professor of Law at UC Berkeley School of Law, where she is Director of Policy Initiatives at the Samuelson Law, Technology & Public Policy Clinic. Her research focuses on information policy: intellectual property, privacy and data protection, and security. She regularly collaborates with technologists and academics in disciplines other than law to develop empirically grounded understandings of how new technologies and the regulatory structures around them interact with civil liberties, innovation, and creative expression.

Urban and her clinic students represent clients in numerous public interest cases related to information policy. Recent projects focus on individual privacy rights, copyright and free expression, artists’ rights, free and open source licensing, government surveillance, the “smart” electricity grid, biometrics, and defensive patent licensing. With Professor Chris Hoofnagle, she teaches interdisciplinary courses in cybersecurity that emphasize how ethical, legal, and economic frameworks enable and constrain security technologies and policies.

Urban joined the Berkeley Law faculty in 2009. Prior to that, she founded and directed the USC Intellectual Property & Technology Law Clinic at the University of Southern California, Gould School of Law. Before that, she was the Samuelson Clinic’s first fellow and an attorney with the Venture Law Group in Silicon Valley. She graduated from Cornell University with a B.A. in biological science (concentration in neurobiology and behavior) and from Berkeley Law with a J.D. (intellectual property certificate). She was the Annual Review of Law and Technology editor while a student at Berkeley Law, and received the Berkeley Center for Law and Technology Distinguished Alumni Award in 2003.