Tech Talk Tuesday: Security And Privacy Issues Of 2011

How To Stay A Step Ahead Of The Coming Wave Of Legislation And Self-Regulation


Foley Hoag LLP

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January 25, 2011 7:30AM–9:30AM


Featuring keynote speaker Stuart N. Brotman, former Special Assistant to the President's principal communications policy adviser and Chief of Staff at the National Telecommunications and Information Administration 

In today’s digital economy, consumer information is more important than ever. Consumers live in a world where information about their purchasing behavior, online browsing habits, and other online and offline activity is collected, analyzed, combined, used, and shared. Companies are using this information in innovative ways to provide consumers with new and better products and services and although many of these companies manage consumer information responsibly, some appear to treat it in an irresponsible or even reckless manner. 

In December 2010, the Federal Trade Commission released a report for business and policymakers as a proposed framework that applies to all commercial entities that collect or use consumer data that can be reasonably linked to a specific consumer, computer, or other device. 

Do you browse for products and services online? Participate in a social networking site? Use location-enabled smartphone applications? Use loyalty cards or return product warranties? For every business, privacy and data security should be a basic consideration.


  • Stuart N. Brotman has served in three Presidential administrations on a bipartisan basis, and currently teaches at Harvard Law School. He has over 25 years of experience serving clients in complex telecommunications, Internet and media matters involving regulatory and legislative issues.