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Symposium on Privacy and Innovation

Tomorrow, the Commerce Department is hosting a day-long symposium called “A Dialogue on Privacy and Innovation.” It will include several panel discussions to discuss stakeholder views and to facilitate further public discussion on privacy policy in the United States. The event will seek participation and comment from all Internet stakeholders, including the commercial, academic, and civil society sectors, on the impact of current privacy laws in the United States and around the world on the pace of innovation in the information economy. The event will be webcast at

This Symposium is related to Commerce’s ongoing Notice of Inquiry seeking comment on the impact of current privacy laws in the United States and around the world on the pace of innovation in the internet economy. The Notice of Inquiry is at Internet Policy Task Force and comments are due June 7, 2010.

Roundtable on COPPA

FTC has announced that it will host a public roundtable on June 2, 2010, to examine whether technology changes warrant revisions to the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Rule. The Rule was enacted in 2000 and requires website operators to obtain parental consent before collecting, using, or disclosing personal information from children under the age of 13. Topics will include whether the Rule should be applied to emerging media, a potential expansion of the Rule to cover additional types of information, and the review of the verification methods used by websites. The roundtable will be held at the FTC Conference Center at 601 New Jersey Avenue, NW in Washington, DC. It is free and open to the public. No advanced registration is required

20th Annual CFP Conference

The 20th Conference on Computers, Freedom, and Privacy will be held on June 15-18 in San Jose, CA. Keynote speakers include Peter Cullen of Microsoft and David Drummond of Google. "Hot topics" sessions covering the latest news in freedom, privacy, and networks, and CFP's first "Unconference". Other highlights include sessions focusing on consumer advocacy, human rights, business perspectives, and cutting-edge intersections between technology and policy.

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Cynthia J. Larose

Member / Chair, Privacy & Cybersecurity Practice

Cynthia J. Larose is Chair of the firm's Privacy & Cybersecurity Practice, a Certified Information Privacy Professional-US (CIPP-US), and a Certified Information Privacy Professional-Europe (CIPP-E). She works with clients in various industries to develop comprehensive information security programs on the front end, and provides timely counsel when it becomes necessary to respond to a data breach.