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Locating Personal Data and Tracking Privacy Rights: An Interview with Dimitri Sirota

One of the biggest challenges for organizations is locating all the personal data they have. This task must be done, however, to comply with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and other privacy laws. Moreover, the GDPR and the new California Consumer Privacy Act provide that individuals have rights regarding their data. These rights often require that organizations must keep records of individual privacy preferences regarding their data.

I had the opportunity to interview Dimitri Sirota about these issues. Dimitri is the CEO and co-founder of one of the first enterprise privacy management platforms, BigID, and a privacy and identity expert.

Dimitri Sirota

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The Supreme Court on Smart Phones: An Interview of Bart Huffman about Law and Technology

The U.S. Supreme Court has been notoriously slow to tackle new technology. In 2002, Blackberry launched its first smart phone. On June 29, 2007, Steve Jobs announced the launch of the original Apple iPhone. But it took the Supreme Court until 2014 to decide a case involving the Fourth Amendment and smart phones – Riley v. California, 134 S.Ct. 2473 (2014). This past summer, the Supreme Court issued another opinion involving smart phones – Carpenter vs. United States, 138 S.Ct. 2206 (2018).

I am thrilled to have had the opportunity to interview Bart Huffman, a partner in Reed Smith’s global IP, Tech & Data Group, about the Supreme Court’s recent foray into smart phones.

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The Ethics of Artificial Intelligence: An Interview of Kurt Long

The Ethics of Artificial Intelligence: An Interview of Kurt Long

In recent years, there have been tremendous advances in artificial intelligence (AI). These rapid technological advances are raising a myriad of ethical issues, and much work remains to be done in thinking through all of these ethical issues.

I am delighted to be interviewing Kurt Long about the topic of AI. Long is the creator and CEO of FairWarning, a cloud-based security provider that provides data protection and governance for electronic health records, Salesforce, Office 365, and many other cloud applications.  Long has extensive experience with AI and has thought a lot about its ethical ramifications.

Kurt Long

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Why Blockchain Is a Game-Changer for Privacy: An Interview with Steve Shillingford

Blockchain is taking the world by storm. I am delighted to have the opportunity to interview Steve Shillingford, Founder and CEO of Anonyome Labs, a consumer privacy software company.

Steve was previously at Oracle and Novell, then was President of Solera Networks before founding Anonyome. Steve speaks and writes extensively on identity management, cybersecurity, privacy, and Big Data.

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FTC Hearings on Competition and Consumer Protection in the 21st Century

I’ll be speaking at the FTC Hearings on Competition and Consumer Protection in the 21st Century on a panel about consumer data on Thursday, September 13, 2018 at 3:15 PM.

UPDATE: You can see video of my panel at that hearing here.  Here’s a transcript.

My panel information is here:

The Regulation of Consumer Data
Participants:

Maureen K. Ohlhausen
Federal Trade Commission

Howard Beales
George Washington University School of Business

Daniel Solove
George Washington University Law School

David Vladeck
Georgetown University Law Center

Moderator: James Cooper
Federal Trade Commission, Bureau of Consumer Protection

More information about the day’s schedule is here.

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