Higher Education Privacy Conference 2014

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3rd Annual     •    2014

The third annual Higher Education Privacy Conference (HEPC) will be held on Thursday, May 8, 2014 at the George Washington University Law School in Washington, DC.

This one-day event focuses on privacy and information management in higher education. The event consists of a combination of speakers and smaller breakout discussion groups to foster interactivity and engagement. Participants have a wide array of backgrounds, from higher education information officers, security officers, privacy officers, compliance officials, and general counsel. Also attending are key individuals from industry, law firms, associations, and government regulators.

This event is invitation-only, but we welcome your reaching out to us if we haven’t invited you. If you have relevant background and experience, we’d be delighted to include you. If there are people at your institution – or elsewhere – that you think we ought to invite, please feel free to suggest their names to us.


1st Annual HEPC 2012
2nd Annual HEPC 2013



Thursday, May 8, 2014 from 8 AM to 6 PM

George Washington University Law School
2000 H Street, NW
Washington, DC 20052


Daniel J. Solove
John Marshall Harlan Research Professor of Law, George Washington University
Senior Policy Advisor, Hogan Lovells
Founder, TeachPrivacy

Tracy Mitrano
Principal, Mitrano & Associates, LLP
Internet 2 LARPP Community Engagement Facilitator


If you are interested in attending, please send an email to Daniel Solove with “Higher Education Privacy Conference” or “HEPC” in the subject line, and your name, title, institution, contact information, and brief bio in the body of the email.


We don’t have an official conference hotel or room block, but there are many hotels nearby GW Law School. Here’s a list of nearby hotels [link no longer available]. We recommend One Washington Circle Hotel, which is nearby and affiliated with George Washington University.


Click here for a PDF of the agenda.

8:00 AM – 8:30 AMBreakfastFCC
8:30 AM – 9:00 AMIntroductory Remarks by Daniel Solove and Tracy MitranoFCC
9:00 AM – 9:45 AM

Privacy 2.0: Reinterpreting Notice and Consent

Fred Schneider

Samuel B Eckert Professor of Computer Science
Cornell University

9:45 AM – 10:00 AMBreakFCC
10:00 AM – 10:45 AM

Anonymity and Reason

Harry Lewis

Gordon McKay Professor of Computer Science
Harvard University

Former Dean of Harvard College

Author of Blown to Bits: Your Life, Liberty, and Happiness After the Digital Explosion

10:45 AM – 11:00 AMBreakFCC
 11:00 PM – 12:00 PM

Discussion Session 1:

The Dispersing of Data Control: Cloud, Mobile, and BYOD

As institutions increasingly use cloud services, and support mobile and BYOD, it is becoming harder to maintain control over data because that control is dispersed to so many others. What kind of controls can reasonably be imposed in these circumstances? For BYOD, how much control is too much?


  • Tracy Mitrano, IT Policy Director, Cornell Universit
  • Daniel Solove, Professor, GW Law School

Group A – Room TBA

Group B – Room TBA

Group C – Room TBA

12:15 PM – 1:15 PMLunchFCC
1:15 PM – 2:00PM

Big Surveillance: What the NSA Is Doing, Why It Matters, and How to Address It

Daniel J. Solove

John Marshall Harlan Research Professor of Law
George Washington University Law School

2:00 PM – 2:15 PMBreak FCC
2:15 PM – 3:00 PM

Big Data, Big Opportunities, Big Challenges

William K. Barnett

Research Technologies (Science Community Tools) and the Pervasive Technology Institute
Indiana University


3:00 PM – 3:30 PMBreakFCC
3:30 PM – 4:45 PM

Discussion Session 2:

General Discussion on Issues Raised at the Conference

In this breakout session, we will discuss the issues raised throughout the day.


  • Daniel Solove, Professor, GW Law School
  • Tracy Mitrano, IT Policy Director, Cornell University

Group A – Room TBA

Group B – Room TBA

Group C – Room TBA

4:45 PM – 6:00 PMReceptionFCC



Thank you to our sponsors, who have made this conference possible.

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