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Law Symposium to Tackle Privacy on a Global Scale

Edith Ramirez, Chairwoman, Federal Trade Commission

Edith Ramirez, Chairwoman, Federal Trade Commission

Hackers bent on invading peoples’ privacy know no national boundaries. Beating them back will require government regulators, policymakers, legal experts, and industry players to work together to find solutions to cross-border conflicts and issues presented by innovative technologies.

Next week, Fordham Law’s Center for Law and Information Policy (CLIP) will host a day-long conference dedicated to creating a robust dialog about questions arising from the international legal framework, infrastructure architecture and commercial practices of the global processing of data.

Ninth Law and Information Society Symposium
Wednesday, May 13
9 a.m.-6:30 p.m.
Fordham School of Law, 150 W. 62nd Street

Edith Ramirez, chairwoman of the Federal Trade Commission, will deliver the keynote address.

Panels on topics such as “Apps and Start-Ups,” “Security & Trust,” “Infrastructure and Compliance,” and “Consent Models and Technological Complexity” will feature short presentations on the technological and business context to set the stage. Panels will be followed by informal, moderated roundtable discussions with experts, as well as Q&A sessions with the audience.

In keeping with the international scope of the day, CLIP Academic Director Joel R. Reidenberg, PhD, will moderate a lunch keynote panel between José Alejandro Bermúdez Durana, deputy superintendent for Data Protection for Colombian Superintendency of Industry and Commerce, and Ventsislav Karadjov, vice-chairman EU Article 29 Working Party and Chair of the Bulgarian Commission for Personal Data Protection.

“Europe is changing its data protection rules, Latin America and Asia have new emerging policies, and in his State of the Union address, the President called for new privacy protections in the United States,” Reidenberg said.

“So this is a critical time to have robust dialogue among different stakeholders.”

For more information, visit the event webpage.


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