Aspen Panel: Privacy, Data Security and Trade – Policy Choices

Aspen Panel: Privacy, Data Security and Trade – Policy Choices

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July 29, 2013 – Europe and the U.S. have distinctly different approaches to data and online privacy. In Europe, privacy is considered a fundamental right, a concept reflected in EU draft general data protection regulation currently under consideration. The U.S. is increasingly relying on multistakeholder processes, such as the ones at the W3C and the NTIA to try to develop consensus standards around which various groups can coalesce. How will the different approaches to data protection be reconciled? How will they play out in the context of the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership negotiations involving trade in digital goods and cross-border data flows? How will the recent revelations about the PRISM surveillance program complicate negotiation and cooperation going forward? Participants on the panel “Privacy, Data Security and Trade – Policy Choices” at this year’s TPI Aspen Forum will give their views on these issues.

Confirmed panelists are:

Julie Brill, Commissioner, Federal Trade Commission

Luigi Gambardella, Chairman of Executive Board, European Telecommunications Network Operators’ Association (ETNO) and Vice President, Relations with International Institutions and Organizations, Telecom Italia

Erika Mann, Managing Director for Public Policy, Facebook

Bernie McKay, Chief Public Policy Officer and Vice President, Global Corporate Affairs, Intuit

Alan Raul, Partner, Sidley Austin LLP

The panel will be moderated by Thomas Lenard, TPI President and Senior Fellow.

The TPI Aspen Forum brings together leaders from business, government, and academia to discuss key public policy issues affecting information and communications technology. This year’s theme is, “Creative Destruction and Growth: Policy Choices.” Confirmed speakers and panelists include FTC Commissioner Joshua Wright; Evan Kwerel, Senior Economic Advisor at the Federal Communications Commission; Hon. Rick Boucher, Partner at Sidley Austin LLP; Hon. Cliff Stearns, Senior Advisor at APCO Worldwide; Hon. Thomas Tauke, Former Executive Vice President at Verizon; R. Stanton Dodge, Executive Vice President and General Counsel of Dish Network; Robert W. Crandall, TPI Adjunct Senior Fellow and Nonresident Senior Fellow at Brookings Institution; Christopher Yoo, Director of Center for Technology, Innovation & Competition at University of Pennsylvania Law School; Speek Founder and CTO Danny Boice; and Lisa Falzone, Founder and CEO of Revel Systems.

An agenda is available and registration can be performed on the TPI website. Reservations at the St. Regis can be made online, and a group rate is available through today. For additional information, please contact Jane Creel at [email protected]. Members of the press can contact Amy Smorodin at [email protected] for complimentary registration.

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The Technology Policy Institute is a non-profit research and educational organization that focuses on the economics of innovation, technological change, and related regulation in the United States and around the world. More information is available at https://techpolicyinstitute.org/.

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