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
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Meet your hosts
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
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
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 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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Jun 15, Steve Ruckman, senior associate in the Washington, DC, office of BuckleySandler LLP.
Stephen M. Ruckman is a senior associate in the Washington, DC, office of
BuckleySandler LLP. His practice focuses on privacy, cyber risk, mobile
payments, and data security, as well as federal and state investigations and
enforcement actions. He represents companies on a wide range of issues,
including consumer protection, Internet policy and law, data protection and
data breaches, and compliance programs.
Prior to joining BuckleySandler, Mr. Ruckman was a Senior Policy Advisor at
the Federal Communications Commission's Enforcement Bureau. In that
capacity, he advised the Bureau Chief on enforcement issues in the areas of
consumer protection, privacy, and Internet policy, and provided guidance on
the privacy and data security components of the Commission's new Open
Before joining the FCC, Mr. Ruckman spent five years as an Assistant
Attorney General at the Maryland Attorney General's Office, where he was the
first Director of the Office's Internet Privacy Unit. The Unit played a leading
role in several multi-state investigations into practices that threatened
consumers' online privacy, including a large technology corporation's alleged
circumvention of consumers' cookie-blocking settings on their web browsers,
which led to major changes in the corporation's privacy practices. The Unit
also handled all state data breach investigations.
Upon graduating from law school, Mr. Ruckman served as a law clerk to the
Honorable Catherine C. Blake of the U.S. District Court for the District of
Maryland. He has also served as a NAAG Supreme Court Fellow. Mr.
Ruckman received his J.D. from Yale Law School in 2008, his M.A.R. from
Yale Divinity School in 2008, and his M. Sc. from the London School of
Economics in 2002, which he attended as a Fulbright Scholar. He received his
B.A. from Amherst College in 2001, where he graduated Phi Beta Kappa.
*Not admitted in the District of Columbia; supervised by Douglas F. Gansler.
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Jun 8, Gail Glick, founding partner in the Santa Monica employment law firm of Alexander Krakow + Glick LLP.
Gail Glick has been practicing law since 1994 and mediating disputes since 2003. She is a founding partner in the Santa Monica
employment law firm of Alexander Krakow + Glick LLP. She received her J.D. from Loyola Law School in 1994 and her B.A., cum laude,
from Amherst College in 1991. Gail received training in mediation at Pepperdine's Strauss Institute of Dispute Resolution and from
LACBA. Gail serves on the executive committee of the LACBA's Labor and Employment Law Section and was Chair of the section's Symposium
this year. She is a member of the board of directors of the Disability Rights Legal Center and the Amherst Association of Southern
California. Gail is also a member of the BHBA, CELA, NELA, CAALA, CAOC, and LEFTJAW. She has been named a "Rising Star" or "Super
Lawyer" by Southern California Super Lawyers Magazine since 2009. She lectures frequently on employment law issues and alternative dispute resolution.
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Jun 1, Wendy Patrick, San Diego County Deputy District Attorney.
Wendy L. Patrick is a San Diego County Deputy District Attorney, recently named the 2014 Ronald M. George Public Lawyer of the Year by the California
State Bar's Public Law Section. She has also been recognized by her peers as one of the Top Ten criminal attorneys in San Diego by the San Diego Daily
Transcript. She has completed over 150 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 also
President of the San Diego Chapter of the Association of Threat Assessment Professionals. In her previous assignment in the Sex Crimes and Human
Trafficking Division of the San Diego County District Attorney's Office, Dr. Patrick prosecuted sexually violent predators, human traffickers, stalkers,
rapists, and child molesters. She is Co-Chair of the statewide California District Attorneys Association Sexually Violent Predator Committee and the 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 the prevalence and methodology of sexual predators and stalkers, and how to increase public awareness and take steps to protect the
community. Her doctoral thesis for her PhD focused on research into the psychology of attraction as used to seduce victims and their families.
Dr. Patrick has lectured nationally and internationally on the topics of sexual abuse, human trafficking, domestic violence, and child molestation. She
has taught human trafficking within the United States, as well as in Hong Kong and South Korea. She has been involved locally 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's Standing Committee on Professional Responsibility and Conduct (California State Bar
Ethics Committee), 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 legal analyst. She has over 270 media appearances. She has been featured on CNN Anderson Cooper, FOX, FOX
Business, HLN Nancy Grace, Al Jazeera America, The Blaze, and a wide variety of national and international programs. She has guest anchored One America
News Network, and is a frequent radio contributor, having also served as a radio host.
Dr. Patrick received her Ph.D. from the University of Wales Trinity Saint David and her Master of Divinity degree summa cum laude from Bethel Seminary
San Diego where she was awarded the Excellence in Preaching Award and the Zondervan Biblical Languages Award. She is ordained through Converge
Worldwide/ Baptist General Conference. She received her law degree from California Western School of Law, and her Bachelor's degree in psychology with
honors from the University of California Los Angeles.
Her legal education was multi-cultural and included study in Vienna, Austria, Budapest, Hungary, and with a Barrister firm in London, England. Dr. Patrick
is admitted to practice law in California, the United States District Court in the Southern District of California, the United States Court of Appeals for
the Ninth Circuit, and the United States Supreme Court.
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May 25, Alan Butler, Senior Counsel at the Electronic Privacy Information Center (EPIC) in Washington, DC.
Alan Butler is Senior Counsel at the Electronic Privacy Information Center (EPIC) in Washington, DC. In that capacity, Mr. Butler manages EPIC's
appellate litigation, including the Amicus Program, and files briefs in emerging privacy and civil liberties cases before the U.S. Supreme Court
and other appellate courts. Mr. Butler has argued on behalf of EPIC in privacy and open government cases. Most recently, Mr. Butler authored EPIC's
brief in Riley v. California, which was cited in the Supreme Court's unanimous opinion upholding Fourth Amendment protections for cell phones. He has
also authored briefs on national security, open government, workplace privacy, and consumer privacy issues. His recent articles - StandingUp to
Clapper: How to Increase Transparency and Oversight of FISA Surveillance and When Cyberweapons End Up on Private Networks: Third AmendmentImplications
for Cybersecurity Policy - were published in the New England Law Review and the American University Law Review, respectively. His forthcoming article,
Get a Warrant: In Riley v. California the Supreme Court Set a New Course for Digital Privacy Rights, will be published in the Duke Journal of
Constitutional Law and Public Policy in 2015. Mr. Butler is a graduate of UCLA School of Law and Washington University in St. Louis, where he earned a B.A. in Economics.
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May 18, Robert Bond, Head of Data Protection & Cyber Security Group, Charles Russell Speechlys LLP.
Robert Bond is a Partner and Notary Public at Charles Russell Speechlys LLP and a Certified Compliance & Ethics Professional. He provides international
notarial services and also specializes in Privacy, IT, IP and Compliance. He is a legal expert and author in the fields of e-commerce, computer games, media
and publishing, data protection, information security and cyber risks.
He is named in the National Law Journal's list of 50 Governance Risk Compliance Trailblazers, listed in the top 10 in "Who's Who of Information Technology
Lawyers 2014" and in "Best Lawyers in UK" and in "Who's Who of Telecommunications Media & Technology 2015" and has specialised in data protection & information
security law since 1983. He is Chairman of the Governance Board of the Data Protection Network, is in the UN Global Pulse Privacy Advisory Group, on the Big
Data and analytics Council of Tech UK, on the Advisory Board of the Data Protection Academy of Malaysia, , an Ambassador for Privacy by Design and is on the
Advisory Panel of the College of Law for their Legal Network TV.
Robert is author of "Negotiating Software Contracts" published in its 5th Edition in 2013 by Bloomsbury Professional, "Software Contracts"published by
Tottel and "Negotiating International Software Licenses and Data Transfer Agreements" published by Sweet & Maxwell and among other things is legal
editor of "IT Policies & Procedures" published by Wolters Kluwer.
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May 11, Lisa Soronen, Executive Director of the State and Local Legal Center (SLLC).
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.
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May 4, Frederick Lane, nationally-recognized expert on privacy and the impact of emerging technologies on society.
Frederick Lane is a nationally-recognized expert on privacy and the impact of emerging technologies on society. He is an author, attorney, educational
consultant, expert witness, and lecturer who has spoken to colleges, universities, and school districts around the country on a variety of issues, including
student safety, electronic misbehavior, and digital privacy.
Lane has written eight books, including most recently "Cybertraps for Educators," "Cybertraps for the Young," and "American Privacy: The 400-Year
History of Our Most Contested Right." During the course of his writing career, he has appeared as a guest on a variety of national media programs, including:
Comedy Central's "The Daily Show with Jon Stewart"; ABC's "Nightline" and "Good Morning America Weekend"; CBS's "60 Minutes" and "Sunday Morning with Charles
Osgood"; NBC's "Today Show" and "Weekend Today"; as well as numerous local and national radio programs.
During his 23 years as a resident of Burlington, VT, Lane served for 10 years as a member of the Burlington School Board, including two years as
Chair of the Board. Lane now lives in Brooklyn, NY with his wife, Dr. Amy Werbel. He graduated from Amherst College in 1985 with a degree in
Classics and American Studies, and from Boston College Law School in 1988. Additional information about his work is available on his Web
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Apr 27, Fred Giles, Senior Vice President of the Research Division for the CARCO Group, Inc.
Frederick G. Giles, CPP
Fred has over 30 years of experience employment screening beginning his career in law enforcement. He is currently the Senior Vice President of
the Research Division for the CARCO Group, Inc. which holds the coveted Accreditation by the NAPBS.
Fred holds a B.A. from Syracuse University, has completed studies at the North Carolina Justice Academy, and is a licensed private
investigator in multiple states.
He is a Certified Protection Professional with ASIS International, the 2013 Chair of National Association of Professional Background
Screeners, currently serves on the Background Screening and Credentialing Council for NAPBS and is also a member of SHRM.
He has served as subject matter expert to national news media including Discovery channel's "Inside" series, has published numerous magazine
articles on background screening and is a contributing author to the Protection of Assets Manual and The Investigator's Handbook, both published by ASIS.
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Apr 20, Geoff Revill, Founder and CEO/Managing Director Krowdthink, Ltd.
As the CEO and Managing Director of Krowdthink Ltd Geoff conceived and defined The Krowd. A Social Network Service to be launched on Apple
App store and Google Play March 30th 2015.
What makes The Krowd different - apart form its co-location technology that enables location-based services without tracking location - is
its total focus on building a customer-centric mobile social network that engenders trust from its users. Privacy is a big building block
of that trust objective, but what makes Krowdthink and The Krowd different is the Trust framework it has built and the recognition of how,
where and why privacy fits into an implementation of that trust framework, and what else is needed.
The Krowd concept came about a few years ago when Geoff's 13 year old daughter asked "Daddy can I have a Facebook account?" - Daddy, being deeply
immersed in technology and marketing, said "No way" - or words to that effect, explaining why putting your personal life into the hands of
commercial entity whose soul purpose is to make money from who you are was a deeply unwise way to embark on ones digital life. To which his
wife asked a deeply insightful question (as partners often do) "So what's the alternative?".
This question nagged, and set Geoff on the road to self education as to what is privacy, socially and legally, why is it important online? How can
you deliver it? And perhaps the most important realization of all - that change in the commercial world would only come about if a truly competitive
product entered the market adhering to new and far more customer centric values, values that are ultimately set in order to aspire to becoming a
trustworthy social networking provider.
Geoff has spent the last 10 years as an independent strategic marketing consultant, helping some of the most innovative silicon and software companies
break into and position themselves in the core ecosystems of tech markets. Previously he worked in California after the company for which he was VP
Europe was acquired by what ultimately became Intel's Internet of Things systems and software division. Geoff built out that company from a European
turnover of $50k to $10m in just over 4 years and was made VP Europe for the company that acquired his company due to the strength of their EU market
position. When that company was acquired he finally succumbed to the lure of Silicon Valley in order to manage 5 acquired product lines into one new
product set, managing 10 Product Managers, 300+ software engineers and field sales force of over 1000, all of whom knew best about product
direction - perversely this was actually fun.
Geoff is happiest making an impact through innovation. Some people avoid change, some of us love it - it what makes the technology
sector so interesting - the rate of change.
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Apr 13, IAPP Exhibitors.
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, March 4-6, 2014. Listen
in to hear about these incredibly privacy protective new products and services. The following people were kind enough to speak with us:
- Robert Shields, Principal Product Marketing Manager, Security and test Data Management of Informatica
- Brett Campbell, Director of Sales for Click 4 Compliance
- Ken Jennings, Vice President of URQUI
- Theodore F. Claypoole, Partner at Womble Carlyle Sandridge & Rice
- Ryan Schwab, Business Development for All Clear
- Anita Anand, Senior Associate at aosphere
- Shawn Melito, CIPP/US of NPC
- Melinda Tijerino, Manager at Sunera
- Lauren Reid, CIPM, CIPP/US, CISA, Director, Accountability Management Solutions of Nymity
- Warren Sethachutkul, Directors, Sales of Ghostery
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Apr 6, Rainer Knyrim, Privacy Law attorney in Austria.
As an attorney at law in Austria, Rainer specializes in privacy law. Rainer studied law in Vienna and Graz, Austria as well as Paris, France. After
internships with the European Commission in Brussels and Faegre Benson in London he was admitted to bar in 2000 and started as a junior Partner with
Schoenherr Attorneys at Law to get partner with Preslmayr Attorneys at Law in 2003 in Vienna, Austria. In the same year he published the first
edition of his "Handbook on Data Protection" (second edition: 2012) which explains how to handle data protection regulations in daily business
life. Later on, Rainer was invited to get co-publisher of the largest Austrian legal commentary on data protection. He co-published a commentary
on the 2010 amendments of the Austrian Data Protection Act as well as a commentary on Public Sector Information law. He is regularly published in
Austrian and international law journals and interviewed by newspapers, TV and radio stations on privacy issues. He is a frequent speaker at
business events and conferences and leads several privacy seminars including a traineeship for privacy officers. His publications may be found
online at www.preslmayr.at/datenschutz.php.
In his daily work as a data protection lawyer for national and international companies and public bodies from all areas of business, Rainer tries
to advance privacy friendly technologies and promotes privacy by design in different areas like CCTV, medical databases, e-commerce applications
and smartphone apps. One particular area where he has promoting privacy by design is smart metering, where he is member of the EU Task Force on
the implementation of this new technology and involved in the implementation of the technology as well in Austria.
Rainer was one of the first certified experts for the European Privacy Seal EuroPriSe, is member of the "Privacy Task Force" of the ICC in Paris,
member of the scientific committee of a legal review on IT and data protection law and member of the advisory board of the Austria IT Law
Symposium. In the 2012 survey "Austrian Business Lawyers", Rainer was referred to as "Nr 1 address" in privacy law in Austria and is as well
recommended as privacy expert in Austria in Legal 500 and other law referral publications.
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Mar 30, Kathy Cerminara, Professor At the Nova Southeastern University Shepard Broad Law Center and serves as Director of Faculty Development.
Professor Kathy Cerminara bridges the medical and legal professions with her work on patients' rights in the end-of-life decision-making arena. She
co-authors the nationally known treatise, The Right to Die: The Law of End-of-Life Decisionmaking, and is a reviewer for several medical and medical-legal
journals. Her scholarship most recently has focused on the intersection between end-of-life care, palliative care, and health care coverage policy. At the
Nova Southeastern University Shepard Broad Law Center, she is a full professor and serves as Director of Faculty Development.
Professor Cerminara teaches Torts, Health Policy, Bioethics & Quality of Care, Administrative Law, Civil Procedure, and other health-law-related
courses. She also created and was the initial director of the online Master of Science in Health Law program for non-lawyers.
Since 2012, she has been a member of the International Scientific Committee for the International Academy of Law & Mental Health, based in Montreal,
Canada. In that position, she has co-organized the stream of therapeutic jurisprudence presentations for two of the Academy's bi-annual Congresses: one
in Amsterdam in 2013 and one in Vienna in 2015 (currently being planned).
Prior to joining the Law Center faculty, Professor Cerminara taught at St. Thomas University School of Law and the University of Miami School of Law,
clerked in the Western District of Pennsylvania and the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit, and practiced law with Reed Smith
Shaw & McClay in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
Professor Cerminara received her J.D. magna cum laude from the University of Pittsburgh and her LL.M. and J.S.D. from Columbia University. She
is an affiliate member of the Health Law and Tort Trial and Insurance sections of The Florida Bar, a retired member of the Pennsylvania Bar, and
a member of organizations such as the American Bar Association, the American Society of Law, Medicine & Ethics and the American Health Lawyers Association.
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Mar 23, Peter Toren, intellectual property litigator and a partner with Weisbrod, Matteis & Copley in Washington, D.C.
Peter J. Toren is an intellectual property litigator and a partner with Weisbrod, Matteis & Copley in Washington, D.C. where he helps individuals
and companies protect their IP rights. Recently named to the National Law Journal's Top 50 Intellectual Property Trailblazers and Pioneers Recognized
as a leading expert in the intersection of IP and computer crimes under the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act, the Economic Espionage Act, as well as other
federal criminal laws. Author of the leading treatise on criminal violations of intellectual property rights and computer crime, Intellectual
Property & Computer Crime, (Law Journal Press, 2003, updated 19 times since first published).
He specializes in patent, trademark, copyright, and trade secret cases and has tried dozens of cases in his career. His patent representations
involve diverse technologies from computer software and hardware to light emitting diodes, bio-technology to semiconductor manufacturing and
fabrication, optics and medical devices to business methods. He has argued numerous times before the Second, Fifth, Ninth and Federal Circuits
involving patent, copyright, and trademark law.
Prior to joining Weisbrod, he was a partner with Sidley Austin in New York City. Before that, he was a federal prosecutor, including as one of the
original five prosecutors with the Computer Crime & Intellectual Property Section ("CCIPs") of the United States Department of Justice. While with
CCIPs, he handled a number of high-profile investigations involving violations of the CFAA, Criminal Copyright, Trafficking in Counterfeit Goods
and the EEA, including one of the first cases indicted under the EEA.
He has published over 75 articles, including Amending the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act, Bloomberg BNA Electronic Commerce & Law Report, Vol. 18 No. 15, An
Analysis of Economic Espionage Act Prosecutions: What Companies Can Learn From It and What the Government Should Be Doing About It, (BNA's Patent,
Trademark & Copyright Journal, Vol.84, No. 2081, 884, September 21, 2012) and a number of articles that recently appeared in Forbes, including, The
Risks Posed by Counterfeit Electronic Parts (July 11, 2012), Disclosing Cyber Security Incidents: The SEC Weighs In (June 4, 2012), and Chinese
Espionage: The Risks Within U.S. Companies, (April 24, 2012). He won the 2010 Burton Award for Excellence in Legal Writing for his article, The
Intersection of Intellectual Property and Bankruptcy Law. He has also spoken at numerous conferences on a variety of legal topics. He is a frequent
contributor to the press and has recently appeared in The Wall Street Journal, New York Times, Forbes, CNN, Bloomberg TV, and the Guardian. He is
also a frequent blogger on IP issues on his website at www.PeterToren.com.
Mr. Toren regularly handles pro bono matters including representing a client in the Google book settlement, and a client on death row in Alabama.
He is a graduate of University of San Francisco School of Law, J.D. 1985 (With Honors), Columbia University School of International Affairs, M.I.A., 1991, and Bowdoin College, B.S. 1981.
More information about Mr. Toren can be found at his website, www.PeterToren.com
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Mar 16, Ron Plesco, Advisory Principal and the National Lead of the KPMG Cyber Investigations, Intelligence and Analytics practice.
Ron is an Advisory Principal and the National Lead of the KPMG Cyber Investigations, Intelligence and Analytics practice. Ron is an internationally known
information security and privacy attorney with 17 years’ experience in cyber investigations, information assurance, privacy, identity management, computer
crime and emerging cyber threats and technology solutions. Ron joined KPMG in 2012 after a distinguished career in the private and public sectors and is a
frequent speaker nationally. Prior to joining KPMG, Ron was the CEO of the National Cyber Forensics and Training Alliance (NCFTA), where he managed the
development of intelligence that led to over 400 worldwide cyber crime arrests in four years and prevented over $2 billion in fraud.
Professional and Industry Experience
Ron is a seasoned professional and recognized leader with experience in:
- Cyber Incident response and investigation
- Cyber Threat Intelligence
- Cyber Crime Threats
- Credit Card Fraud
- Identity and Information Theft
- Identity Management
- Information Assurance
- Risk and Compliance
- Brand Development/Management
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Mar 9, Mark Rothstein, Herbert F. Boehl (pronounced "bail") Chair of Law and Medicine and Director of the Institute for Bioethics, Health Policy,
and Law at the University of Louisville School of Medicine.
Mark A. Rothstein is the Herbert F. Boehl (pronounced "bail") Chair of Law and Medicine and Director of the Institute for Bioethics, Health Policy,
and Law at the University of Louisville School of Medicine.
He received a B.A. from the University of Pittsburgh and a J.D. from Georgetown University.
Professor Rothstein has concentrated his research on health privacy, bioethics, genetics, and public health. He is a past president of the
American Society of Law, Medicine and Ethics, an elected member of the American Law Institute, and an elected fellow of the Hastings Center.
From 1999-2008 he served as Chair of the Subcommittee on Privacy and Confidentiality of the National Committee on Vital and Health Statistics,
the statutory federal advisory committee to the Secretary of Health and Human Services on health information policy.
He currently serves as Editor for Public Health Ethics of the American Journal of Public Health. Since 2000, he has written a regular column on
bioethics for the Journal of Law, Medicine and Ethics.
Professor Rothstein is the author or editor of 19 books and over 200 book chapters and articles. Among his many honors, he was a 2013
recipient of the Louis D. Brandeis Privacy Award from Patient Privacy Rights.
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Mar 2, Scott Lesowitz, experienced trial attorney with a strong background incorporate and business law at Raines Feldman, LLP. & Erik Syverson
leading internet and technology attorney and co-chairs Raines Feldman, LLP. Internet and Digital Media Practice Group..
Scott Lesowitz is an experienced trial
attorney with a strong background in
corporate and business law. Scott
started his legal career as a corporate
attorney at Sonnenschein, Nath, &
Rosenthal (now Dentons) in New
York.Scott then served as a federal
prosecutor as an Assistant United States
Attorney in San Diego. At the United
States Attorney's Office, Scott tried ten
felony jury trials (five by himself without
the aid of co-counsel), wrote twelve
appellate briefs, gave four oral
arguments to the Ninth Circuit Court of
Appeals, litigated dozens of motions,
and headed numerous criminal
investigations.After leaving the U.S.
Attorney's Office, Scott worked
alongside current Raines Feldman
attorneys Erik Syverson and Steven
Gebelin at a prominent boutique civil
litigation firm in Century City. Scott
worked on cases involving alleged
breach of contract, trademark
infringement, copyright infringement,
defamation, unlawful termination,
breach of fiduciary duties, fraud,
unlawful use of trade secrets, civil RICO,
auditor malpractice, and white-collar
crime.At Raines Feldman, Scott works in
the internet and digital media practice
group, as well as in the general
litigation practice group. Scott also
brings his diverse experiences to the
real estate practice group.
Scott used his experience as a
self-taught computer programmer to
help achieve a settlement for a
video game developer who sued a
Chinese company for copyright
infringement in a case involving
video games that have been
distributed to 40 million people.
After Scott deposed the plaintiffs'
proposed expert in a trademark
infringement case, the plaintiffs
withdrew the expert.
Twice Scott received official
recognition from federal
law-enforcement agencies for his
positive accomplishments, guidance,
dedication, and contributions to
successful criminal investigations.
Scott successfully tried and
convicted a defendant in a complex
case that was set for trial with eight
days' notice. The case involved
documentary evidence that had
been largely destroyed in a
hurricane, seven government
witnesses, and the cooperation of
multiple government agencies.
State Bar of California; U.S. District
Court for Central District of
California; U.S. Court of Appeals for
the Ninth District; State Bar of New
York; U.S. District Court for Southern
District of New York; U.S. District
Court for Eastern District of New
Erik Syverson is a leading internet and
technology attorney and co-chairs the
Firm's Internet and Digital Media
Practice Group. In addition to his
extensive litigation and trial experience,
national news media organizations
frequently turn to Erik for analysis of
contemporary internet law issues
including CNBC, FOX NEWS, THE
HUFFINGTON POST, THE NFL
NETWORK, THE LOS ANGELES TIMES
and CNN. Mr. Syverson was named a
'Rising Star' by Super Lawyers magazine
in 2012, 2013, 2014, and a Super
Lawyer in 2015 a distinction given to
less than 2.5 percent of attorneys in
California.In addition to general
commercial litigation, Erik handles
litigation related to digital media,
advertising and intellectual property
rights for public and private companies.
His cases often involve cutting edge
business models that require innovative
strategies and solutions.Erik litigates
and advises internet companies with
regard to federal and state statutes
such as Section 230 of the
Communications Decency Act, the
Digital Millennium Copyright Act, the
Protection Act, the Consumer Fraud &
Abuse Act, the Lanham Act, the
Computer Fraud Act, the Wiretap Act,
and the Stored Communications Act.
Additionally Erik advises clients on
international internet regulations,
particularly European privacy and
intellectual property laws.In a number of
cases, Erik has successfully defended a
number of well-known social networks
and highly trafficked user-generated
content sites by invoking the
Communications Decency Act and the
Digital Millennium Copyright Act. His
successful application of such defenses
and immunities has resulted in
numerous early dismissals or favorable
settlements of lawsuits for defamation
and intellectual property
infringement.Erik frequently handles
cases arising under the Lanham Act
including claims related to contributory
trademark and counterfeiting liability for
internet service providers. Erik also
represents national consumer brands in
the food and apparel industries in
enforcement actions for infringement
and dilution claims.Erik has represented
dozens of corporate executives,
entertainers and high net worth
individuals in internet defamation cases.
In such cases, Erik provides a
comprehensive strategy focused upon
unmasking the source of anonymous
internet defamation by utilizing the
litigation process to remove false
information from the internet. Erik's
efforts have resulted in numerous
confidential settlements and jury
verdicts providing for monetary
damages and the permanent removal of
defamatory internet content.
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Feb 23, Sam Pfeifle, Publications Direction for the International Association of Privacy Professionals.
As publications director, Sam oversees everything from the Daily Dashboard to the monthlyPrivacy Advisor to the IAPP's various blogs, books and Resource
Center items. If you'd like to contribute to the privacy body of knowledge the IAPP curates on a daily basis-even if you'd like to speak at one of our
events-Pfeifle is your first point of contact.
Pfeifle came to the IAPP after stints overseeing a number of B2B publications, including titles in the physical security, workboat and 3D data capture
industries. He began his journalism career with the alternative newsweekly The Portland Phoenix, and still writes a local music column for the paper on
a weekly basis. Pfeifle has a BS in education and a BA in English from the University of Vermont, and spent two years as a high school English teacher in New Hampshire.
In his free time, Pfeifle plays in a bluegrass band, serves on the local Little League board, writes scathing letters to the editor of the local paper and
enjoys spending time with his wife and two children in Maine.
To contact Sam, email email@example.com.
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Feb 16, Mark Mao, Vice Chair of both the Technology Practices Group and Financial Services Practice Group at Kaufman Dolowich & Voluck, LLP.
Hsiao (Mark) Mao, Vice Chair of both the Technology Practices Group and Financial Services Practice Group at Kaufman Dolowich & Voluck, LLP works out of the
firm's San Francisco and Los Angeles offices.
Mr. Mao's practice focuses primarily on mobile, cloud, and big-data companies, with a particular interest in their software, licensing, and privacy law
needs. He has substantial experience advising and litigating on behalf of tech companies in the Silicon Valley. Mr. Mao has also represented companies
across a broad spectrum of other industries, including software, hardware, bio-tech, "green-tech", and medical devices, defending their directors and
officers in shareholder and insider disputes, in addition to servicing their intellectual property needs. He advises businesses on the evolving areas
of privacy laws and "cyber liability" insurance, where the regulatory and legal issues continue to change.
During the dot-com era, Mr. Mao was an Information Technologies Consultant with Arthur Andersen Consulting implementing enterprise database software throughout
the Silicon Valley, which uniquely positions him to serve clients where technology matters are concerned. He believes in litigating efficiently and effectively
for his clients, so that companies can focus on their growth while mitigating their risks.
Mr. Mao has also successfully defended numerous professionals such as attorneys, accountants, real estate brokers, and mortgage brokers against claims of
professional malpractice and fraud. He has litigated on behalf of various financial institutions such as securities broker dealers, investment advisory
firms, lenders, and companies providing financial services or making public and private offerings of security products. In addition, Mr. Mao litigates
all aspects of real estate litigation, including disputes over buy-sell agreements, commercial leasing, foreclosures, construction defects, course of
construction disputes, problems arising in public work projects, premises liability, unlawful detainer, right of use, and planned developments.
A graduate of University of California, Berkeley School of Law, Mr. Mao is fully fluent in Mandarin Chinese and is able to both speak and read Chinese as a native speaker.
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Feb 9, Simone McCormick, Director at Murphy Pearson Bradley & Feeney.
Simone McCormick represents businesses and professionals in products liability, malpractice claims as well as business disputes and employment
matters. Ms. McCormick successfully handles disputes at all stages of litigation from inception to conclusion in state and federal court as well
as in administrative proceedings. Ms. McCormick also counsels clients in compliance and risk management matters and in government investigations
(e.g. privacy, data breach, HIPAA/HITECH, wage & hour, discrimination/harassment, elder abuse). Ms. McCormick represents each client with an eye
towards sensible and effective resolution based on the specific objectives of the client. Ms. McCormick also assists clients in contractual matters,
preparation of specifically tailored policies, procedures and handbooks and she conducts internal audits, trainings and investigations. Ms. McCormick
acts as breach coach and is a certified CIPP/US.
- Law firms must take steps to protect private client data, Daily Journal, Nov. 26, 2014
- Anti-SLAPP in the Employment Investigation Context, Daily Journal, Oct. 2013
- Elder Abuse Tack-Ons, Daily Journal, Jun. 6, 2012
- ASEM - A Promising Attempt to Overcome Protective Regionalism and Facilitate the Globalization of Trade, Annual Survey of International and Comparative Law, Volume X, 233 (2004)
Ms. McCormick serves on the Women in Business Committee of the German-American Business Association and is a member of the American Bar Association, the
State Bar of California and the Bar Association of San Francisco.
- What Every Business Needs to Know about Privacy and Data Breach, January 2014, with James F. Monagle
- Liability Concerns Arising from the Integration of Medical Devices into IT Networks, May 2013
- Best Practices in Representing the Elderly, May 2013
- New Challenges for Medical Device Manufacturers and Hospitals, October 2012
- Best Practices to Prevent Elder Abuse, August 2012 Professional Associations
Ms. McCormick serves as a member of the Board of Directors of the German School of San Francisco and on the advisory committee for City College of San
Francisco's Legal Studies Program. She is a volunteer advisor for Kids Nature Adventures LLC, a San Francisco-based nature camp for children. She
participates in local and national running events to benefit various non-profit organizations. Ms. McCormick is co-founder and former member of the
Board of Directors of Kinderhaus, Inc.
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Feb 2, John Soumilas, Consumer Protection Attorney and shareholder at the law firm of Francis & Mailman, P.C. in center city Philadelphia.
John Soumilas is a shareholder at the law firm of Francis & Mailman, P.C. in center city Philadelphia. He concentrates his practice in the areas of consumer
protection law, including fair credit reporting, fair debt collection, and consumer class actions. John litigates cases primarily in federal court on behalf
of victims of identity theft, persons defamed and otherwise harmed by credit errors, individuals harassed and deceived by debt collectors, and many others
who are subjected to fraudulent or unfair trade practices. He has been certified as class counsel in several Fair Credit Reporting Act and Fair Debt Collection
Practices Act class action cases.
John is a 1994 cum laude graduate of Rutgers University, where he was inducted into Phi Beta Kappa. He also holds a master's degree in American history
from the State University of New York at Stony Brook. He received his law degree cum laude from the Temple University Beasley School of Law in 1999, where
he was a member of the Jessup Moot Court and Temple Law Review. John began his legal career by clerking for Justice Russell M. Nigro of the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania.
John has been selected by Pennsylvania Super Lawyers and Philadelphia Magazine as a "SuperLawyer," a recognition received by only 5% of attorneys in
Pennsylvania. He is a regular lecturer on consumer matters, including for the Pennsylvania Bar Institute, the National Business Institute, the National
Consumer Law Center, the Practicing Law Institute, the National Association of Consumer Advocates and other organizations. John has been interviewed and
quoted concerning many legal issues affecting consumers by a wide range of media outlets, from the Wall Street Journal and Forbes Magazine to Consumer
Reports and Free Speech Radio. He has also authored several scholarly and popular articles, including: Predatory Lending, the FCRA and the FDCPA (NBI 2009); How
Can I Combat Identity Theft (Philadelphia Magazine, Dec. 2008).
John Soumilas is a shareholder at the law firm of Francis & Mailman, P.C. in center city Philadelphia. He concentrates his practice in the areas
of consumer protection law, including fair credit reporting, fair debt collection, and consumer class actions. John has litigated hundreds of FCRA
cases, primarily in federal courts throughout the country. He has tried several cases, obtaining some of highest FCRA jury verdicts. He has also
handled FCRA appeals and been appointed class counsel in several class actions. John is a regular lecturer on consumer matters, including for the
Pennsylvania Bar Institute, the National Business Institute, the National Consumer Law Center, the Practicing Law Institute, the National Association
of Consumer Advocates and other organizations. John has been interviewed and quoted concerning many legal issues affecting consumers by a wide range
of media outlets, from the Wall Street Journal and Forbes Magazine to Consumer Reports and Free Speech Radio. John is a 1994 cum laude graduate of
Rutgers University, where he was inducted into Phi Beta Kappa. He also holds a master's degree in American history from the State University of New
York at Stony Brook. John received his law degree cum laude from the Temple University Beasley School of Law in 1999, where he was a member of the
Jessup Moot Court and Temple Law Review. He began his legal career by clerking for Justice Russell M. Nigro of the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania.
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Jan 26, Frederick Lane, nationally-recognized expert on privacy and the impact of emerging technologies on society.
Frederick Lane is a nationally-recognized expert on privacy and the impact of emerging technologies on society. He is an author, attorney, educational
consultant, expert witness, and lecturer who has spoken to colleges, universities, and school districts around the country on a variety of issues,
including student safety, electronic misbehavior, and digital privacy.
Lane has written eight books, including most recently "Cybertraps for Educators," "Cybertraps for the Young," and "American Privacy: The 400-Year History
of Our Most Contested Right." During the course of his writing career, he has appeared as a guest on a variety of national media programs, including: Comedy
Central's "The Daily Show with Jon Stewart"; ABC's "Nightline" and "Good Morning America Weekend"; CBS's "60 Minutes" and "Sunday Morning with Charles
Osgood"; NBC's "Today Show" and "Weekend Today"; as well as numerous local and national radio programs.
During his 23 years as a resident of Burlington, VT, Lane served for 10 years as a member of the Burlington School Board, including two years as Chair of
the Board. Lane now lives in Brooklyn, NY with his wife, Dr. Amy Werbel. He graduated from Amherst College in 1985 with a degree in Classics and American
Studies, and from Boston College Law School in 1988. Additional information about his work is available on his Web site, www.FrederickLane.com.
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Jan 19, Barbara Lawler, the first Chief Privacy Officer at Intuit, makers of, TurboTax®, QuickBooks®, Mint® and other online financial services.
Barbara Lawler is the first Chief Privacy Officer at Intuit, makers of, TurboTax®, QuickBooks®, Mint® and other online financial services, and is responsible for
leading the implementation of data stewardship, privacy by design and ethical data use accountability aligned with data innovation, directly benefiting consumers
while increasing trust and business growth. She leads a global program that collaborates directly with product development and data scientists to develop and
deliver practical guidance and innovative decision-making tools. Intuit tied for first as the "Most Trusted Company for Privacy in America" in 2007, and has
finished in the top 10 since 2006.
Before Intuit, Ms. Lawler spent over 20 years in privacy, data management and marketing at Hewlett Packard, and was their first Chief Privacy Officer. While
there, she lead a global team responsible for online and offline privacy strategy, policy and Privacy By Design standards creation to support the HP brand and
standing as an exemplary corporate citizen. HP was chosen as the inaugural "Most Trusted Company for Privacy" in 2004.
Ms. Lawler participates in privacy and information policy leadership groups, including the Executive Committee of the Center for Information Policy
Leadership (CIPL), Ponemon Institute RIM Council Advisory Board (Chair), TRUSTe Advisory Board, The Future of Privacy Forum (FPF), Information Accountability
Foundation. Personally invited to be a Privacy by Design Ambassador by former Ontario Canada IPC Dr. Ann Cavoukian. She is a previous member of the IAPP
Board of Directors, has served on the California Office of Privacy Protection Advisory Board for breach notification (SB1386), and the BBBOnLine Advisory
Board. She has testified twice before the U.S. Congress House Energy and Commerce Committee (2001, 2011), twice before the Senate Commerce Committee
(2002, 2011), the U.S. Federal Trade Commission (2004-2011) and the Internal Revenue Service (2006). She has a B.S. in Business from San Jose State
University, certifications in Advertising and Marketing Communications, and is a Certified Information Privacy Professional and Information Privacy Manager (CIPP/US, CIPM).
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Jan 12, Amitai Etzioni, University Professor and Professor of International Relations at The George Washington University.
Amitai Etzioni is a University Professor and Professor of International Relations at The George Washington University. He served as a Senior Advisor
at the Carter White House and taught at Columbia University, Harvard Business School, and University of California at Berkeley.
A study by Richard Posner ranked him among the top 100 American intellectuals. He is the author of numerous op-eds and his voice is frequently heard in the
media. He is the author of many books, including The Active Society, The Moral Dimension, Security First, The New Golden Rule, Hot Spots, and My Brother's
Keeper. His most recent book, The New Normal: Finding a Balance between Individual Rights and the Common Good, was just released by Transaction Publishers in November 2014.
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Jan 5, Rebecca Herold, Owner & CEO, The Privacy Professor.
Rebecca Herold, CIPM, CIPT, CIPP/US, CISSP, CISM, CISA, FLMI
Owner & CEO, The Privacy Professor (http://www.privacyguidance.com & http://www.privacyprofessor.org)
Co-Owner & CVO, HIPAA Compliance Tools (http://www.HIPAACompliance.org)
Partner, Compliance Helper (http://www.compliancehelper.com)
Adjunct Professor for the Norwich University Master of Science in Information Security and Assurance (MSISA) program (http://www3.norwich.edu/msia)
Twitter ID: PrivacyProf (http://twitter.com/PrivacyProf)
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. Some of her awards and recognitions include the following:
Rebecca has authored 16 published books, most recently "The Practical Guide to HIPAA Privacy and Security Compliance 2nd Edition" in October, 2014 and "Data Privacy for
the Smart Grid" in January, 2015, both published by CRC Press.
- Rebecca has been named one of the "Best Privacy Advisers In The World" multiple times in recent years by Computerworld magazine, most recently ranking #3 in the world in the last rankings provided.
- InformationSecurityBuzz named Rebecca Top 2 Female Infosec Leaders to Follow on Twitter in 2014
- Peerlyst named Rebecca Top 5 female Infosec leaders to follow on Twitter in 2014
- Tripwire name me a Top InfoSec Rising Star in 2013
- Rebecca was named to the Medical Devices Group Advisory Board in 2013
- Rebecca named to the ISACA International Privacy Task Force in 2013 and again in 2014
- Rebecca is a member of the prestigious Editorial Advisory Board for Elsevier's "Computers & Security" journal
Rebecca was one of the first practitioners to be responsible for both information security and privacy starting in 1996 in a multi-national insurance and financial organization
that was establishing one of the first online banks. In June 2009, Rebecca was asked to lead the NIST SGIP Smart Grid Privacy Subgroup, where she also led the Privacy Impact
Assessment (PIA) for the home to utility activity, the very first performed in the electric utilities industry. Rebecca is a co-owner for the SIMBUS HIPAA Compliance Tools
and Vendor Tracker services (http://www.HIPAACompliance.org) for healthcare organizations and their business associates to meet their HIPAA, HITECH and other legal
requirements. 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 organization. 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.
In addition to achieving CISSP, CISM, CISA, and FLMI certifications, Rebecca is CIPP/US, CIPM and CIPT certified, is a member of the IAPP Certification Advisory Board, and is an
instructor for the IAPP's CIPT, CIPM, CIPP/US and CIPP Foundations classes. See more about Rebecca, her work, services and products at www.privacyguidance.com.