Privacy in the 21st Century: Definition, Regulation, Litigation, and What Is on the Horizon
Thursday, February 20, 2014
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM ET
Privacy in today’s world is, without a doubt, a “hot” topic. Data breaches and revelations about commercial collection, the sale of consumer information, and government surveillance appear on a daily – and continuing – basis. At the same time, advances in electronic information promise (or threaten) more collection, use, and surveillance. This collection is often via mobile device tracking or the monitoring of consumer behavior when visiting a retail store. Any privacy professional, whether an attorney or not, must be prepared to address statutes and regulations which define privacy with their clients as well as with regulators in the course of civil litigation.
Every organization, in one manner or another, is likely to generate, possess, use and share – for profit or otherwise – information that falls within the various definitions of privacy. The faculty presenting this program will explore how privacy is and may be enforced in the United States in 2014 and beyond.
• Understand how “privacy” is defined for purposes of regulation or litigation.
• Learn the role of the Federal Trade Commission in the investigation of privacy-related issues for purposes of enforcing existing privacy laws as well as investigating new privacy-related developments arising out of technological advances such as the “Internet of Things.”
• Appreciate the role of “private” civil actions brought to enforce privacy laws and how these actions may be prosecuted and defended.
Who would benefit most from attending this program?
Attorneys who appear before federal and/or state regulatory agencies on privacy-related matters and/or investigations; attorneys who represent plaintiffs or defendants in privacy-related civil litigation; privacy professionals who deal with federal and/or state regulatory agencies on privacy-related matters.
Program Level: Intermediate-Advanced
Prerequisite: A general understanding of privacy and data security.
CPE Delivery Method: Group Internet-Based Live
Field of Study: Specialized Knowledge and Applications
Recommended CPE Credit: 1.5 credits
Anticipated CLE Credit: 1.5 credits (may vary based on from which location requested)