2012 State of the Net Conference

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Tuesday, January 17, 2012
3:30 pm Privacy Prognostication: Where Is Privacy Law Heading Towards the 113th Congress?


- Justin Brookman, Center for Democracy & Technology [bio]
- Daniel Castro, Information Technology and Innovation Foundation [bio]
- Jules Polonetsky, Future of Privacy Forum (moderator) [bio]
- Ioana Rusu, Consumers Union [bio]
- Mike Zaneis, Interactive Advertising Bureau [bio]

The roil around privacy law and regulation continues into 2012. The Federal Trade Commission just announced a major consent order with Facebook. Work continues on industry self reguatory efforts in the advrtising space. Members of Congress continue to offer privacy bills in a piecemeal fashion on everything from kids' privacy to Do Not Track. Technical working groups and browser companies continue to work on actualizing some "do not track" concepts online. And both the Federal Trade Commission and the Department of Commerce are writing papers that will propose ways to address consumer privacy in the coming weeks. Our panel of experts will offer their thoughts on what all this activity on privacy means for Congressional policymaking.

* Subject to change. More panels and keynotes may be added. Contact Cat Matsuda for more information.

This is a widely attended event hosted by the Congressional Internet Caucus Advisory Committee (ICAC), part of a 501 (c)(3) charitable organization. The ICAC is a private sector organization comprised of public interest groups, trade associations, non-profits, and industry leaders. The diversity of ICAC membership ensures that all educational events and initiatives are fair and balanced forums for Internet-related discussion. The ICAC does not promote any particular policy position.