FTC Commissioner Rebecca Slaughter
On February 28, 2020 FTC Commissioner Rebecca Slaughter met with the Privacy Coalition to discuss her recent call for the FTC to initiate a rulemaking on artificial intelligence and the intersection between privacy and antitrust enforcement.
On December 12, 2019 FTC Commissioner Christine Wilson met with the Privacy Coalition to discuss the Facebook settlement, federal privacy legislation, and antitrust investigations.
On November 22, 2019, European privacy advocate Max Schrems spoke to the Privacy Coalition in Washington DC about the GDPR. Max’s group None of Your Business (NOYB) is leading the effort to enforce the new privacy law of the European Union. Max is also responsible for one of the leading privacy cases in modern privacy law, Schrems v. DPC, which protected the personal data of Europeans. Max and EPIC have challenged the use of “standard contractual clauses” in a case before the European Court of Justice, known as “Schrems 2.0.”
Left to Right: EPIC Scholar in Residence Len Kennedy, FCC Commissioner Geoffrey Starks, and EPIC President Marc Rotenberg
On Friday November 1st, FCC Commissioner Geoffrey Starks met with the Privacy Coalition and EPIC Scholar in Residence Len Kennedy moderated the discussion. Starks discussed a broad range of topics, including election security and broadband privacy, and asked consumer groups about their top priorities. Law360 reported on the meeting.
Privacy and Civil Liberties Board (PCLOB) Member Travis LeBlanc met with the Privacy Coalition to discuss the Board’s recent work and the threats posed by facial recognition technology.
District of Columbia Attorney General Karl Racine met with the Privacy Coalition on October 3, 2019. He discussed his office’s initiatives on privacy, algorithmic discrimination, and antitrust.