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    Host: Mari Frank
    Co-host/Engineer: Lloyd Boshaw
    Protect Your Privacy in the Information Age
    Now on every MONDAY morning from 8:00 AM - 8:30 AM, Pacific Time
    on 88.9 FM in Irvine
    and WORLDWIDE live audio streaming at www.kuci.org

    Meet your hosts

    Mari Frank

    Mari Frank, attorney and privacy consultant, is the creator of The Identity Theft Survival Kit, the audiocassette series Identity Theft Prevention and Survival, co-author of Privacy Piracy (with Beth Givens), and the author of two new books published by Porpoise Press (January 2005): From Victim to Victor: A Step by Step Guide for Ending the Nightmare of Identity Theft (2nd Edition, with CD) and Safeguard Your Identity: Protect Yourself With a Personal Privacy Audit. Mari is also the co-host with Lloyd Boshaw of Privacy Piracy a one hour public affairs radio show at KUCI 88.9 FM and www.kuci.org (U. of Ca., Irvine) dealing with all issues of privacy in the information age.

    Ms. Frank has testified many times on privacy and identity theft issues in the California legislature and in the US Congress. In May 1999, she was summoned to the White House to a press conference to speak on Consumer Privacy, and the speech was broadcast on C-SPAN. In December 2004, and March 2005, Mari's ninety-minute PBS Television special, "Identity Theft: Protecting Yourself in the Information Age," aired nationwide and aired again in June 2005. Both of her new books were featured as gifts for viewers who pledged support for local PBS stations.

    Mari consults with corporations and government agencies and provides professional speaking programs. She serves on the identity theft task force of the LA County District Attorney, and California's DMV Task Force on privacy. She's an Orange County Sheriff Reserve on the High Tech Crime Unit, an Advisory Board Member of the Identity Theft Resource Center, the Privacy Rights Clearinghouse, and she's a member of the Advisory Board of the State of California's Office of Privacy Protection. Mari is a certified trainer for the State Bar of California, a law professor, and currently teaches Conflict Management at the University of California, Irvine.

    Mari has appeared on dozens of national TV programs including Dateline, 48 Hours, the O'Reilly Factor, Investigative Reports, NBC and ABC Nightly News, CNN and has been interviewed on more than 250 radio shows. She has been featured in major newspapers and magazines, and her articles have been published in legal journals and magazines. Please find out more at www.identitytheft.org.

    Lloyd Boshaw

    Lloyd D. Boshaw, Jr. is our radio engineer and sometimes co-host (when he isn't too busy running the board, he asks questions too!) Lloyd has been a General Contractor and Builder for almost 30 years. He also is very adept at fixing almost anything and quick to learn the radio engineering skills. Lloyd is also a qualified and experienced mediator and arbitrator of construction disputes, and he has helped resolved many complex cases to the parties' satisfaction. Lloyd and Mari have been friends since they met in Hawaii in1989 and after many years married in 2001. As a favor to Mari, and as a result of his strong belief that privacy is diminishing in our society, Lloyd agreed to learn the radio skills necessary to team with Mari for this show.


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    May 2, Joanne McNabb, Director of Privacy Education and Policy in the Privacy Enforcement and Protection Unit in the California Department of Justice.

    JOANNE McNABB is the Director of Privacy Education and Policy in the Privacy Enforcement and Protection Unit in the California Department of Justice. The Unit enforces state and federal privacy laws, educates consumers and businesses, and makes recommendations to the Attorney General on privacy matters. McNabb is a Certified Information Privacy Professional, with specializations in Government and Information Technology. She serves on the Privacy Advisory Committee to the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and is a Fellow of the Ponemon Institute, a research center on privacy, data protection and information security policy. From 2001 until 2012, McNabb directed the California Office of Privacy Protection, a resource and advocate on privacy issues. Before that she worked in public affairs and marketing, in both the public and private sectors. She attended Occidental College and holds a master's degree in Medieval Literature from the University of California, Davis.


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    Apr 25, Bob Siegel, founder and president of Privacy Ref.

    Bob Siegel has extensive professional experience in the development of privacy policies and procedures, the definition of performance metrics to evaluate privacy maturity, and the evaluation of compliance. He has extensive experience with PCI DSS and Safe Harbor and has deep subject matter knowledge surrounding key laws and regulations regarding consumer privacy and information security.

    Throughout his career Bob has worked with computer applications and business practices that guard personal information. In addition to developing these systems, he trained employees to use them properly and efficiently. As the collection of personal information has increased, he has developed new approaches to help his organizations protect their sensitive data (both electronic and paper-based).

    Bob is a Certified Information Privacy Professional, awarded from the International Association of Privacy Professionals, with concentrations in US Law (CIPP/US), European Law (CIPP/E), Canadian Law (CIPP/C), and Information Technology Practices (CIPP/IT) as well as a Certified Information Privacy Manager (CIPM). He is a member of the IAPP faculty and has served on the Certification Advisory Board for its Certified Information Privacy Manager (CIPM) program.

    Most recently, Bob served as senior manager of Worldwide Privacy and Compliance for Staples, Inc., a Fortune 150 retailer, where his responsibilities included development, awareness, and compliance of global privacy-related policies and procedures for more than 60 business units in 26 countries.

    A seasoned program management expert, Bob has a long record of accomplishments in business planning, information privacy, sales support, customer support, application development, and product management. He has helped executive teams convert strategic plans into programs with well defined, measurable outcomes. He also has created realistic program schedules and budgets, resolved critical path issues, managed risks, and delivered results consistently on time and within budget.


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    Apr 18, IAPP Exhibitors.

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    The International Association of Privacy Professionals Annual Summit in Washington D.C. had incredibly brilliant and exciting exhibitors. The following people displayed their products and services in the exhibit during the Global Privacy Summit, April 3-6, 2016. Listen in to hear about these incredibly privacy protective new products and services. The following people were kind enough to speak with us:

    • Mahmood Sher-Jan of Radar
    • Tom Pendergast, Ph.D. of MediaPro
    • Brenda R. Sharton of Goodwin Proctor
    • William J. Littman of Ghostery
    • Aaron Carlson of Rust
    • Grant Duncan of Kroll
    • Kirsten Matetich of AllClearID
    • John Hodges of AvePoint
    • Matthew Tullett of DataGuidance
    • Lindsay Hinkle of IAPP


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    Apr 11, Robert Ellis Smith, journalist who uses his training as an attorney to report on the individual's right to privacy.

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    Robert Ellis Smith is a journalist who uses his training as an attorney to report on the individual's right to privacy. Since 1974, he has published Privacy Journal, a monthly newsletter on privacy in a computer age based in Providence, R.I.

    Smith is a frequent speaker, writer, and Congressional witness on privacy issues and has compiled a clearinghouse of information on the subject: computer data banks, credit and medical records, the Internet, electronic surveillance, the law of privacy, and physical and psychological privacy.

    His first book, Privacy: How to Protect What's Left of It, was nominated for a National Book Award in 1980.

    Smith is the author of Ben Franklin's Web Site: Privacy and Curiosity from Plymouth Rock to the Internet (2004), the first and only published history of privacy in the U.S. He is also the author of Our Vanishing Privacy (1993), The Law of Privacy Explained (1993), Privacy: How to Protect What's Left of It; Workrights, a book describing individual rights in the work place; and The Big Brother Book of Lists. Privacy Journal also publishes Compilation of State and Federal Privacy Laws, Celebrities and Privacy (2006), War Stories, a collection of anecdotes on privacy invasions and an electronic guide to privacy laws called Consumer's Handheld Guide to Privacy Protections.

    The New York Times said Smith "sounds the alarm about maintaining freedom and privacy in the computer age" and called him "a principled critic." Privacy Journal is "a privacy watchdog," according to Time magazine.

    Smith has been asked to write the definitive statement on privacy in the last two editions of The World Book Encyclopedia. He has appeared on all three network morning news programs, as well as "Face the Nation," "Nightline," and "All Things Considered." He has been a regular commentator on "Marketplace" on American Public Radio and has written a regular column on the popular Web site forbes.com.

    From 1970 to 1973, Smith was the assistant director of the Office for Civil Rights in the U.S. Department of Health, Education, and Welfare. Prior to that, he had nine years of experience as a news reporter and editor with the Detroit Free Press, Trenton Times, The Southern Courier, and Newsday. He has taught at Harvard College, University of Maryland, and Emerson College, and currently at Brown University.

    A 1962 graduate of Harvard College, Smith received his law degree from the Georgetown University Law Center in 1976. He served as a member of the District of Columbia Human Rights Commission until 1986. In 1997, Vice President Gore named him to the Civil Liberties Panel of the White House Commission on Aviation Safety and Security. From 1996 to 2002, he served as vice chair of the Coastal Resources Management Council, which protects the 400 miles of Rhode Island coastline.


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    Apr 4, Juval Aviv, world renowned security and counter-terrorism expert.

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    Juval Aviv is a world renowned security and counter-terrorism expert. He holds an M.A. in Business from Tel Aviv University and earlier in his career served as an officer in the Israel Defense Force, leading an elite Commando/Intelligence Unit. Mr. Aviv was selected by the Israeli Secret Service (Mossad) to participate in a number of special operations in the late 1960s and 1970s in various countries throughout the world.

    A special consultant to the U.S. Congress on issues of terrorism and security as well as a consultant for Fox News, Mr. Aviv is also the author of Staying Safe: The Complete Guide to Protecting Yourself, Your Family, & Your Business (Harper Resource, July 2004), Max (Century/Random House, July 2006) and The Complete Terrorism Survival Guide: How to Travel, Work and Live in Safety (Juris Publishing, March 2003).

    Mr. Aviv also is the President and CEO of Interfor, Inc., a leading international investigative and intelligence firm. Working with law firms, major banks, multinational corporations, insurers, and government agencies, Interfor conducts corporate fraud investigations, internal inquiries, asset search and recovery efforts, due diligence investigations, and security/vulnerability assessments in the U.S. and around the world.

    As head of Interfor, Mr. Aviv can call upon more than 30 years of experience conducting international investigations into white-collar crime at scores of multinational companies. He has personally solved numerous cases of fraud, counterfeiting, embezzlement, anti-competitive behavior, and violations of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act in the banking, insurance, aerospace, entertainment, pharmaceutical, and aviation industries, to name just a few. A leading authority on terrorist networks and their inner workings, Mr. Aviv served as lead investigator for Pan Am Airways into the Pan Am 103-Lockerbie terrorist bombing. In addition, while working as a consultant with El Al Airlines, Mr. Aviv conducted a survey and update of the airline's security program that made El Al the safest airline in business today.


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    Mar 28, Rita Heimes, Research Director at the International Association of Privacy Professionals.

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    Rita Heimes is Research Director at the International Association of Privacy Professionals. She is an attorney and academic with many years of experience in the fields of privacy, information security, and intellectual property law. In her role at the IAPP, Rita helps to promote the privacy profession through empirical and qualitative research on privacy functions globally as well as though outreach to academic institutions developing the next generation of privacy and security professionals.

    Prior to joining the IAPP, Rita was a law professor and academic dean at the University of Maine School of Law, where she directed the Center for Law + Innovation and developed the nation's first Privacy Pathways program and one of the first intellectual property clinics. Rita remains an active scholar, and still coordinates and teaches in the Information Privacy Summer Institute at Maine Law.

    Over her law career, Rita has practiced privacy and intellectual property law with firms in Seattle, Boulder, and Portland (Maine). She received her BA in Journalism from the University of Iowa and her JD from Drake University School of Law.

    IAPP office number is 603-427-9200 - ask for Rita Helmes


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    Mar 21, Neal O'Farrell, one of the world's most experienced people security experts.

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    Neal O'Farrell is one of the world's most experienced people security experts, and has been fighting cybercrime and identity theft around the world for more than 35 years. He was a member of the Federal Trade Commission's Cybersecurity Roundtable, and producer of the identity theft documentary "In the Company of Thieves."

    As head of the non-profit Identity Theft Council he has personally counseled thousands of victims of identity theft. He is also the founder of Think Security First!, a national initiative to provide free security awareness training to every business and school in America.


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    Mar 14, Wendy Patrick, Deputy District Attorney Special Operations Division.

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    Wendy L. Patrick is a career trial attorney, recognized by her peers as one of the 2015 Top Ten criminal attorneys in San Diego by the San Diego Daily Transcript, and named the 2014 Public Lawyer of the Year by the California State Bar Public Law Section. Dr. Patrick has completed over 160 trials ranging from hate crimes, to domestic violence, to first-degree murder.

    In her current assignment in the Special Operations Division she handles cases involving sensitive issues, including threat assessment. She is President of the Association of Threat Assessment Professionals San Diego Chapter. In her previous assignment in the Sex Crimes and Human Trafficking Division, Dr. Patrick prosecuted sexually violent predators, human traffickers, stalkers, rapists, and child molesters. She was Co-Chair of the statewide California District Attorneys Association Sexual Violent Predators Committee and Human Trafficking Committee.

    Dr. Patrick speaks to community groups, law enforcement organizations, and a wide variety of legal and educational institutions both nationally and internationally about threat assessment, the methodology of sexual predators and stalkers, and how to increase public awareness and protect the community. Her PhD thesis focused on the psychology of attraction as used by criminals and manipulators in society, and how to spot the red flags.

    Dr. Patrick has lectured nationally and internationally on the topics of sexual assault, domestic violence and human trafficking. She has taught human trafficking within the United States, as well as in Hong Kong and South Korea. She has been involved with the San Diego Domestic Violence Council, the San Diego Child Protection Team, and the Sexual Assault Response Team, from whom she received the SART Response with a Heart Award based on her significant contribution to the professional field of sexual assault prosecution. She also lectures frequently on topics involving the safe use of social media, cyber crime, and threat assessment.

    Dr. Patrick is a past Chair and Advisor of the California State Bar Ethics Committee (Committee on Professional Responsibility and Conduct), and past Chair of the San Diego County Bar Association's (SDCBA) Legal Ethics Committee where she served a six-year term. She is widely published in the field of legal ethics, had her own ethics column in the San Diego Daily Transcript for more than a decade, and teaches ethics nationally on a regular basis.

    Dr. Patrick frequently shares her knowledge as a media analyst. Offering legal, business, and lifestyle commentary, she has over 500 media appearances. A frequent guest on CNN, Fox News Channel, Fox Business Network, and Al Jazeera America, she has also appeared on HLN´s Nancy Grace and the Daily Share, The Blaze TV, Australia´s Seven Network Morning Show, and a variety of other national and international programs. She guest anchors The Ledger Report on One America News Network and is a prolific radio contributor, having also served as a radio host.

    Awards and Recognitions

    In addition to being selected as one of the 2015 Top Ten criminal attorneys in San Diego and named the 2014 Ronald M. George Public Lawyer of the Year, Dr. Patrick received an Outstanding Achievement Award from the San Diego Deputy District Attorneys Association, recognized by the San Diego County Board of Supervisors by declaring October 8, 2013 to be "Wendy Patrick Day" throughout San Diego County.

    Dr. Patrick received the Sexual Assault Response Team Response With a Heart Award in 2011, the Service to the San Diego County Bar Association award in 2005, the Friend of the Community Award from the Tom Homann Law Association in 2003 for her work prosecuting hate crimes, and was recognized as one of San Diego Metropolitan Magazine's 40 under 40 honorees in 2001.


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    Mar 7, Theresa Payton, CEO and Chief Advisor of FortAlice.

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    Theresa Payton is one of America's most respected authorities on Internet security, net crime, fraud mitigation, and technology implementation. As White House Chief Information Officer (CIO) in the Office of Administration at the Executive Office of the President from 2006 to 2008 - - the first woman ever to hold that position -- she administered the information technology enterprise for the President and 3,000 staff members. Prior to her time at the White House, Theresa Payton was a senior technology executive in banking. She spent 16 years providing banking solutions using emerging technologies and assisting the banks with being first to market or a quick follower, improving revenue, and at the same time fighting back the fraudsters. Payton founded Fortalice in 2008 as a security, risk, and fraud consulting company. She lends her expertise to government and private sector organizations to help them improve their information technology systems. In 2010, she was named by Security Magazine as one of the top 25 "Most Influential People in Security."

    Payton has a Master of Science in Management Information Systems from the University of Virginia. She also earned a double major with a Bachelor of Arts in both Economics and Business Administration with a certification in Computers from Immaculata University and graduated cum laude. She earned her certification in graduate banking studies from the Graduate Banking School at Louisiana State University.

    Payton is frequently sought out by the media to comment on emerging security and privacy issues, is a cyber expert for the syndicated program America Now, and is also the co-author of two books, Privacy in the Age of Big Data: Recognizing Threats, Defending Your Rights, and Protecting Your Family and co-author of Protecting Your Internet Identity: Are You Naked Online? Her newest book, Privacy in the Age of Big Data, was recently featured on Jon Stewart's The Daily Show. At the close of the interview, Jon Stewart said to Theresa, "This is the discussion of our era, and you are smack in the middle of it".


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    Feb 29, Rita Heimes, Research Director at the International Association of Privacy Professionals.

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    Rita Heimes is Research Director at the International Association of Privacy Professionals. She is an attorney and academic with many years of experience in the fields of privacy, information security, and intellectual property law. In her role at the IAPP, Rita helps to promote the privacy profession through empirical and qualitative research on privacy functions globally as well as though outreach to academic institutions developing the next generation of privacy and security professionals.

    Prior to joining the IAPP, Rita was a law professor and academic dean at the University of Maine School of Law, where she directed the Center for Law + Innovation and developed the nation's first Privacy Pathways program and one of the first intellectual property clinics. Rita remains an active scholar, and still coordinates and teaches in the Information Privacy Summer Institute at Maine Law.

    Over her law career, Rita has practiced privacy and intellectual property law with firms in Seattle, Boulder, and Portland (Maine). She received her BA in Journalism from the University of Iowa and her JD from Drake University School of Law.

    IAPP office number is 603-427-9200 - ask for Rita Helmes
    My mobile phone is 207-239-2009.


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    Feb 22, Rebecca Herold, CISM, CISSP, CISA, CIPP, FLMI , information privacy, security and compliance consultant, author and instructor.

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    Rebecca is widely recognized and respected and has been providing information privacy, security and compliance services, tools and products to organizations in a wide range of industries for over two decades. Rebecca has authored 17 published books, most recently the "ISACA Privacy Principles & Program Management Guide" for the Information Systems Audit and Control Association which is scheduled to be published during Q4 of 2015.

    Rebecca was one of the first practitioners to be responsible for both information security and privacy starting in 1995 in a multi-national insurance and financial organization that was establishing one of the first online banks. Rebecca has been leading the NIST SGIP Smart Grid Privacy Subgroup since 2009, and has been in the IEEE Par 1912 Privacy and Security Architecture for Consumer Wireless Devices Working Group since mid-2015. Rebecca is a co-owner for the SIMBUS Information Security and Privacy Services business, currently with the premier flagship HIPAA Compliance Tools (http://www.HIPAACompliance.org) for healthcare organizations and their business associates to meet their HIPAA, HITECH and other legal requirements, and Vendor Tracker services (http:www.SIMBUSTracker.com) to provide oversight of third party security and privacy practices. Rebecca has been an Adjunct Professor for the Norwich University Master of Science in Information Security & Assurance (MSISA) program since 2005. Rebecca currently serves on multiple advisory boards for security, privacy and high-tech technology organizations. Rebecca is frequently interviewed and quoted in diverse broadcasts and publications such as IAPP Privacy Advisor, BNA Privacy & Security Law Report, Wired, Popular Science, Computerworld, IEEE's Security and Privacy Journal, and many others. Rebecca has appeared 1-2 times monthly on the KCWI23 Great Day show since 2014 to raise public awareness of current information security and privacy topics. Rebecca has received numerous awards and recognitions for her privacy and information security work over the years. Rebecca has the following certifications: CISSP, CISM, CISA, CIPM, CIPT, CIPP/US, FLMI.


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    Feb 15, Bob Siegel, served as senior manager of Worldwide Privacy and Compliance for Staples, Inc.

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    Bob Siegel has extensive professional experience in the development of privacy policies and procedures, the definition of performance metrics to evaluate privacy maturity, and the evaluation of compliance. He has extensive experience with PCI DSS and Safe Harbor and has deep subject matter knowledge surrounding key laws and regulations regarding consumer privacy and information security.

    Throughout his career Bob has worked with computer applications and business practices that guard personal information. In addition to developing these systems, he trained employees to use them properly and efficiently. As the collection of personal information has increased, he has developed new approaches to help his organizations protect their sensitive data (both electronic and paper-based).

    Bob is a Certified Information Privacy Professional, awarded from the International Association of Privacy Professionals, with concentrations in US Law (CIPP/US), European Law (CIPP/E), Canadian Law (CIPP/C), and Information Technology Practices (CIPP/IT) as well as a Certified Information Privacy Manager (CIPM). He is a member of the IAPP faculty and has served on the Certification Advisory Board for its Certified Information Privacy Manager (CIPM) program.

    Most recently, Bob served as senior manager of Worldwide Privacy and Compliance for Staples, Inc., a Fortune 150 retailer, where his responsibilities included development, awareness, and compliance of global privacy-related policies and procedures for more than 60 business units in 26 countries.

    A seasoned program management expert, Bob has a long record of accomplishments in business planning, information privacy, sales support, customer support, application development, and product management. He has helped executive teams convert strategic plans into programs with well defined, measurable outcomes. He also has created realistic program schedules and budgets, resolved critical path issues, managed risks, and delivered results consistently on time and within budget.

    Bob Siegel is the founder and president of Privacy Ref. Privacy Ref focuses on an alignment based approach that helps business reach all of their goals in many different areas through strong privacy programs. For more information about Privacy Ref, you can visit our website at www.PrivacyRef.com.


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    Feb 8, Juan Carrillo, Senior Security Sales of Oracle of Mexico.

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    Juan Carlos Carrillo specializes in selling security solutions in Oracle of Mexico with particular regard to large corporate in Mexico, He also is a co-chair of the IAPP KnowledgeNet chapter in Mexico.

    Prior to Oracle he served as deputy director of infrastructure at Bank of America Merrill Lynch based in Mexico City. Before this, Juan Carlos was director of business development at Sm4rt Security Services, a leader security solutions for the financial sector at IBM, infrastructure manager in Grupo Bursatil Mexicano and in Merrill Lynch, whose role was responsible for technology strategy of both brokerage houses.

    Juan Carlos began his career at Boston Consulting Group in 1999 in the area of IT, as manager of the technology area, being responsible for the support and infrastructure of the subsidiary in Mexico. In 2002 He started working for General Electric in his division Ddemesis supporting all business to business transactions. In 2003 He became part of Merrill Lynch, as infrastructure manager and in 2004 He become the Chief Technology manager in Mexico. In 2008 he joined GBM (Grupo Bursatil Mexicano) in which He was responsible for the ITIL and Security projects. In the last 4 years Juan Carlos has been devoted to privacy, as speaker, advisor and consultant in data protection issues.

    Juan Carlos is a graduate of the Universidad del Valle de Mexico in Computer Science and has an MBA in Finance from the EGADE, He also has the CIPP / IT Certification for IAPP and CIRM by IMI.

    Juan Carlos has over 20 years experience giving talks, lectures, courses, as well as writing for magazines in various fields.


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    Feb 1, Linda Sherry, Director, National Priorities, Consumer Action.

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    Linda Sherry is a nationally recognized consumer advocate and expert on consumer and privacy rights. As director of national priorities for Consumer Action, she is responsible for the organization's national advocacy work and for Consumer Action's free, multilingual educational publications and website content. Sherry, who joined Consumer Action in 1994 from a background as a weekly newspaper reporter, established Consumer Action's DC office in 2004.

    Sherry, Consumer Action's chief spokesperson, regularly responds to inquiries about consumer protection issues by the national and local media, Congress and federal regulators.

    Before joining Consumer Action, Sherry was managing editor of AsianWeek in San Francisco from 1991-1994. Previously she was a reporter at The Almanac newspapers in Menlo Park, California; The New York Times Long Island Section, and The East Hampton Star in East Hampton, NY. She was a founding editor of the Sag Harbor Herald, a weekly newspaper in Long Island, NY.

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    Consumer Action (www.consumer-action.org) has been a champion of underrepresented consumers nationwide since 1971. By providing consumer education materials in multiple languages, a free national hotline, and annual surveys of financial and consumer services, Consumer Action helps consumers assert their rights in the marketplace and make financially savvy choices. Nearly 7,500 community and grassroots organizations benefit annually from its extensive outreach programs, training materials and support.

    Linda Sherry
    Director, National Priorities
    Consumer Action
    linda.sherry@consumer-action.org

    Number: 202-544-3088
    Website: www.consumer-action.org


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    Jan 25, Robert Rebhan, internationally renowned expert and speaker on identity theft and financial crimes, and a former Detective Sergeant with the Los Angeles Police Department.

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    ROBERT J. REBHAN is an internationally renowned expert and speaker on identity theft and financial crimes, and a former Detective Sergeant with the Los Angeles Police Department. During his exciting career with the LAPD, he served in many high profile assignments including the SWAT Team, Hollywood's Narcotics, Robbery, Homicide, and Vice Squads. As a detective, he was a master of disguise and during his 22 years of service he was personally involved in the arrest of thousands of criminals. Before leaving the department, Mr. Rebhan was selected by the Credit Card Industry to help develop and direct a fraud prevention program. He has traveled to Europe and Latin America on behalf of the industry, and for the last 20 years has personally given over 2000 presentations on the subject of financial crimes. As the Director of The American Express Company's Fraud Prevention Program, Western Region, he managed a team of twelve consultants, personally orchestrating over 150,000 business and consumer presentations.

    He brings a unique perspective to an audience, because he understands the vulnerabilities and responsibilities of consumers, the financial community, and law enforcement. And of course, he has great insight into the criminal mind.

    In his campaign against fraud, Mr. Rebhan has worked closely with the California State Assembly and the Los Angeles City Council. As an advocate for privacy and financial security, he has proposed municipal code and legislative changes regarding consumer and business fraud prevention efforts. He is a special consultant to Screen Actors Guild members and is a member of the International Association of Financial Crimes Investigators, as well as the Electronic Crimes Task Force led by the United States Secret Service. Mr. Rebhan founded the Institute for the Prevention of Financial Crimes (IPFC), an organization committed to the education of business professionals and to raising public awareness about crime.

    Mr. Rebhan's extraordinary knowledge of the business world and his presentation style have made him one of the nation's most requested speakers on the subject of consumer and business fraud prevention, and from his viewpoint, he gives his powerfully candid opinion on who is to blame for the identity theft crisis. Using humor, fear, and logic, he challenges the status quo motivating his audiences to review passive lifestyles and business practices, joining him in the 21st Century technological and common sense fight against fraud.


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    Jan 18, Joanne McNabb, Director of Privacy Education and Policy in the Privacy Enforcement and Protection Unit in the California Department of Justice.

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    Joanne McNabb is the Director of Privacy Education and Policy in the Privacy Enforcement and Protection Unit in the California Department of Justice. The Unit enforces state and federal privacy laws, educates consumers and businesses, and makes recommendations to the Attorney General on privacy matters. McNabb is a Certified Information Privacy Professional, with specializations in Government and Information Technology. She serves on the Privacy Advisory Committee to the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and is a Fellow of the Ponemon Institute, a research center on privacy, data protection and information security policy. From 2001 until 2012, McNabb directed the California Office of Privacy Protection, a resource and advocate on privacy issues. Before that she worked in public affairs and marketing, in both the public and private sectors. She attended Occidental College and holds a master's degree in Medieval Literature from the University of California, Davis.


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    Jan 11, Françoise Gilbert, Shareholder in Greenberg Traurig LLP in Silicon Valley.

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    Françoise Gilbert is a Shareholder in Greenberg Traurig LLP in Silicon Valley. She has focused on information privacy and security for more than 25 years. Interested in the challenges raised by hackers such as Robert Morris and Kevin Mitnick in the late 1980's and early 1990's, she began conducting extensive research of the existing laws. In 1991, she published her first law review article on Breaches of Security and started working with clients on the legal issues stemming from attacks on their systems. In 1992, she became involved in emerging health security and privacy issues in the use of technology for telemedicine services. In this connection, throughout the 1990s, she contributed to the drafting of several federal and state bills that were the predecessors of HIPAA.

    Since then, her practice has evolved as privacy and cyber security laws and jurisprudence were developed in the United States and globally. Françoise deals regularly with compliance challenges raised by cloud computing, connected objects, smart cities, big data, mobile applications, wearable devices, social media, and other cutting-edge developments. As a practicing attorney, she advises public companies, emerging technology businesses and non-profit organizations, on the entire spectrum of domestic and international privacy and cyber security issues legal issues.

    Françoise holds law degrees from Paris University (France) and Loyola University (Chicago, Illinois) and a graduate degree in Mathematics. She is accredited as a Certified Information Privacy Manager (CIPM) and a Certified Information Privacy Professional (CIPP/US, CIPP/E).

    Françoise is internationally recognized as a thought leader and expert in data privacy and cyber security. She has been continuously praised for her experience and in-depth knowledge of this area. She was named "2014 San Francisco Lawyer of the Year" by Best Lawyers for her work in information privacy and security, and listed in Chambers USA and Chambers Global (since 2008), Best Lawyers in America (since 2007), and Who's Who in Ecommerce and Internet Law (since 1998). Françoise has also been recognized as one of the US "top privacy advisers" by Computer World and as an "attorney who matters" by Ethisphere.


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    Jan 4, Lisa Soronen, Executive Director of the State and Local Legal Center (SLLC).

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    Lisa Soronen is the Executive Director of the State and Local Legal Center (SLLC). In this role, Lisa files amicus curiae briefs to the United States Supreme Court on behalf of members of the Big Seven (National Governors Association, National Conference of State Legislatures, Council of State Governments, National League of Cities, United States Conference of Mayors, National Association of Counties, and International City/County Management Association) in cases affecting state and local government. Prior to joining the SLLC, Lisa worked for the National School Boards Association, the Wisconsin Association of School Boards, and clerked for the Wisconsin Court of Appeals. She earned her J.D. at the University of Wisconsin Law School and is a graduate of Central Michigan University.