July 2012 Privacy Coalition Meeting

Our guest speaker was Beckwith Burr, Deputy General Counsel and Chief Privacy Officer with Neustar, Inc. who discussed a recent news report that warrantless Law Enforcement cell-phone Records requests from providers were increasing. This trend is of particular interest because of the dramatic shift from land line phone services to cell and smart phone users who may not be receiving 4th Amendment protections. We also heard from Josh Harris, Associate Director, Office of Technology and Electronic Commerce, United States Department of Commerce, on the topic of the Asian Pacific Economic Council and their data privacy regime. Bob Gellman, a leading Privacy Consultant, moderated a discussion on the many Federal Multi-stakeholder meetings taking place on topics related to privacy and consumer protection. The meeting ended with a briefing by Slade Bond, Technology Policy Fellow Congressman Hank Johnsonon on a campaign called AppRights.

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