State of the Net Conference 01/18/11

About the Conference | Agenda | Speakers | Onsite registration will be available on January 18 and 19 at the Hyatt Regency | 2010 Conference


Tuesday, January 18, 2011
2:00 pm Online Privacy on Trial: Has Congress Given Industry Self-Regulating Long Enough?

Video | Audio

A historical analysis of the most burning internet privacy issues and where we have come since the 90s. Including an international perspective on US/European cooperation, the discussion will focus on changes in data flow and collection, mobile privacy, and the growing issue of third party apps disclosure agreements. What personal information is getting collected, how it is being used, and what does it mean for consumers today? What does the modern version of notice and choice look like? Is there a clear distinction between opt-in social networking geo-location tools and the geo-location tracking that most people participate in everyday? How much should third party apps have to disclose and how much access should advertisers who partner with third party apps have?

- Justin Brookman, Director, Project on Consumer Privacy, Center for Democracy & Technology [bio]
- Stuart Ingis, Partner, Venable LLP [bio]
- Declan McCullagh, Founder & Editor, Politech & Chief Political Correspondent, CNET [bio]
- Peter Swire, (moderator) Professor, Ohio State University Moritz College of Law [bio]

* Subject to change. More panels and keynotes may be added.

Cat Matsuda at or 202-638-4370 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.