Symposium on Privacy and Innovation
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.