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Dec 30, Bob Baier, Certified Handwriting Expert & Certified Document Examiner.
Bob is a Certified Handwriting Expert and a Certified Forensic Document Examiner having graduated from Handwriting Universities School of
Forensic Document Examining. He has 3 different Degrees AS, BS, and MA. Bob is a certified NY State law enforcement instructor and trains
law enforcement in 7 different areas which include document examining, Identity Theft, statement analysis, handwriting analysis, bogus checks,
the criminal mind and handwriting, pedophiles and handwriting. He also trains law enforcement in many different states in the US.
Bob has been on the Television Shows "Inside Edition", "Law Talk TV" and has already been taped in Toronto, Canada for a soon to be
aired special in the US on the "Smithsonian Channel" and aired in Canada, Europe and Asia on the "Discovery Channel". In Sept 2005
he was featured in ESPN magazine for an analysis he did regarding an extreme sport athlete as well as Orange Magazine in NY. Bob has spoken at
National and lnt'l Conferences in Hollywood, Cal., Portland, Oregon, Washington DC, Atlanta GA, Maryland, King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, two
times in Las Vegas, NV and three times in Dallas TX.
As if that were not enough, Bob is the author of the book "Identity Theft - Prevention for the College Student". This
is considered to be the most comprehensive book on the market today regarding Identity Theft and his book has been used
to train law enforcement in at least 4 different states. Bob's newest book GPS for Success is co authored with Steven
Covey author of the book 7 Habits of Highly Effective People, Dr. John Gray author of the book Men are from Mars Women are
from Venus and Les Brown nationally known speaker and author.
We are so pleased Bob could be with us today on the show.
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Dec 24, Joanne McNabb, Director of Privacy Education & Policy, California Department of Justice
Office of the Attorney General.
Joanne McNabb became Director of Privacy Education & Policy in the newly created Privacy Enforcement and Protection Unit in the
California Department of Justice in 2012. The Unit protects Californians' constitutionally guaranteed right to privacy through
civil enforcement of 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 was chief of the California Office of Privacy Protection, which was a resource and advocate on privacy
issues. Berore that she worked in public affairs and marketing, in both the public and private sectors, including five years with an
international marketing company in France. She attended Occidental College and holds a master's degree in Medieval Literature from
the University of California, Davis.
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Dec 17, Joe Mason, One of the country's leading experts on identity theft prevention.
Joe Mason is a husband and father of two living in Haymarket, Virginia. One of the country's leading experts on identity theft
prevention, he is the Senior Vice President, Consumer Services of Intersections Inc. and the general manager of IdentityGuard.com. Throughout
his career, Joe has played a role in protecting the identities of well over one million Americans and is passionate about protecting children
and bringing child identity theft to a halt. Prior to joining Intersections, Joe spent nearly a decade at Capital One, where he managed their
identity protection offerings and helped consumers understand the importance of protecting their personal information. Joe has a B.S. from
the University of Virginia and an M.B.A. from The College of William and Mary and has been featured on CNN, Fox News, ABC News, and many
other regional and national media outlets.
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Dec 10, Cliff Baker, Industry leader in healthcare privacy and security.
Industry leader in healthcare privacy and security with over 18 years of experience in the industry. Has worked with the nation's
leading healthcare organizations across all sectors of the industry including developing strategic plans for a number of global
and national organizations, working on multi-year complex system implementations, and assisting organizations with board level
risk management decisions. Works with leading providers, health plans, and pharmaceutical related companies on a number of
strategic, compliance and tactical solutions. Served as an executive advisor for key affiliations and companies to define reasonable
practices that are adopted broadly across the industry.
Key qualifications include:
- Supporting many clients with CMS, OIG and OCR related audits
- Joint presentations with leadership at the Office for Civil Rights ("OCR")
- Leading the design and development of the HITRUST Common Security Framework ("CSF")
- HIMSS Security Committee member
- ANSI Committee member for determining financial harm from breaches involving Protected Health Information ("PHI")
- National Leader for PricewaterhouseCoopers' Healthcare Security Practice
- Published author on database security
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Dec 3, John Bruce, Chairman and CEO of Co3Systems.
John is a seasoned executive with a successful track record of building companies that deliver innovative customer solutions, particularly
in security products and services. John joined Co3 upon the acquisition by Vodafone of Quickcomm, an Inc 500 international company
headquartered in New York with offices in Sydney, Singapore and London. As Chairman and CEO, John oversaw all operations of the
company, providing software to help corporations manage their telecoms and mobile assets. John was also the President and CEO of
Authentica, a leader in the file security and management space providing software that was used by major finance, healthcare and
technology companies, which was acquired by EMC. He was an original member of the executive team at Counterpane - a pioneering
company in the managed security services area, acquired by British Telecom.
John's formative years were spent as an executive with Symantec, initially responsible for marketing and channel sales across Europe
before relocating to California to fill a number of leadership roles.
Originally from the UK, John earned his undergraduate Honors Degree in Business and took his Masters at Bradford University. He holds a
patent around document security and is a Certified Privacy Professional - CIPP/US.
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Nov 26, Phil Robertson from LockBox.
Phil Robertson joined the Lockbox executive team in 2011 and is responsible for Business Development in North America following a
successful launch in Australia. "Phil brings extensive experience and exemplary performance with both startups and major corporations
to Lockbox. He has a successful history of representing and helping both national and international companies execute their sales,
marketing and business development strategies." said Peter Long, CEO, Lockbox. With his career focused in Enterprise Software, Phil
has a diverse background across vertical markets with high profile channel partners in Healthcare, Government, Banking and Financial
along with the Entertainment and Media industries. Phil has an impeccable reputation for building and maintaining strong, solid and
lasting relationships. "My goal is to always be increasing the value of company to the channel and their client." said Phil. More
recently, with the race to the Cloud, security has become an imperative step in safeguarding one’s assets on the Internet. The recent
case of Michael Jackson’s Sony’s back catalogue, stolen in the Sony hack, brings to the forefront the need to assess and implement greater
security requirements and Lockbox is positioned to addresses these needs.
Phil graduated from the University of California, San Diego with a degree in Economics. During his career Phil held senior positions at companies
including; Harris/Lanier, GRiD Systems, Contel Business Systems, Open Directory (another Australian startup, first
acquired by Platinum Technology and subsequently by Computer Associates) and iKnowledge, Inc. which was acquired by Avid.
Lockbox is a cloud based client portal, collaborative workspace and file repository
embedded directly in a business’s website with minimal effort. Files that are too large or too sensitive to send via e-mail or other standard
delivery methods are encrypted and compressed rendering the data completely private and secure yet easy to share and collaborate with other
trusted third parties.
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Nov 19, Patrick Florer and Heather Goodnight of Risk Centric Security, Inc.
Patrick Florer is the Cofounder and CTO of Risk Centric Security. He is a newly appointed Fellow of the Ponemon Institute. Patrick 32
years of IT experience, including roles in IT operations, development, and systems analysis. Patrick also has 17 years in parallel
working in medical outcomes research, analysis, and the creation of evidence-based guidelines for medical treatment. From 1986 until
2010, working as an independent consultant, helping customers with strategic development, analytics, risk analysis, and decision. Patrick
graduated with a BA in Classical Greek with Highest Honors in 1972 at the University of Texas at Austin; he was also elected to Phi Beta Kappa, 1971.
Heather Goodnight is the Cofounder and President of Risk Centric Security. She is highly accomplished in Global Sales and Business
Development Consultant at several companies, including: Accuvant, Whitehat Security, Tufin Technologies, and Damballa, Inc.
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Nov 12, Perry L. Segal, one of the most prominent voices in California on the intersection of law and technology
Perry L. Segal is one of the most prominent voices in California on the intersection of law and technology. He is a licensed California Attorney,
and his specialties include both Civil and Criminal Litigation, Electronic Data Discovery and Electronically Stored Information, Enterprise
Management, Disaster Recovery and Compliance.
Perry has more than 20 years of experience and has worked with many large firms, including Hughes Space and Communications, Turner Broadcasting
System, NBCUniversal, Sony Pictures Entertainment, 20th Century Fox and CareerBuilder.com.
He consulted with the Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office "Protecting Our Kids" program, which helps parents and other concerned adults
safeguard the Internet activities of young people, protects kids from online predators and prevents them from engaging in Internet crime.
He is Chair of the State Bar of California Law Practice Management and Technology Section Executive Committee (@CalBarLPMT). His four-year term runs through October 2013.
He writes periodically on e-discovery issues for California Lawyer magazine and is a guest-lecturer at USC.
His law blog, e-Discovery Insights, was selected by the American Bar Association Journal as one of the Top 100 Legal Blawgs of 2010, written by
lawyers for lawyers. It also received a 2010 Top Practice Management Blog award from Paralegal.net and a Top Electronic Discovery Blog award from The Daily Reviewer.
In July 2011, e-Discovery Insights was selected by the Library of Congress for inclusion in their historical archives.
In October 2011, he was appointed to the State Bar of California Social Media Task Force and the LPMT Section was one of the first to be awarded
Facebook and Twitter pages by the Bar.
He is also one of the principal authors of the treatise, "The California Guide To Growing & Managing A Law Office", slated for publication
in winter 2012 by the State Bar of California.
Perry maintains both a solo law practice, Charon Law, SP and a consulting practice, Charon Solutions, Inc.
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Nov 5, Larry Ponemon, founder of the Ponemon Institute
Dr. Ponemon is one of the most respected voices in privacy, data protection and information ethics. In 2002, he founded the Ponemon
Institute, headquartered in northern Michigan, to be the preeminent research center dedicated to advancing privacy and data protection
practices. Prior to founding the Institute, Dr. Ponemon was a senior partner at PricewaterhouseCoopers, where he led compliance risk
management services for the worldwide firm. Dr. Ponemon has served on the Federal Trade Commission's Advisory Committee for Online
Practices and currently serves as Chairman of the Council of American Survey Research Organization's Government Policy Advisory Committee.
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Oct 29, Frances Henderson, National Director, Privacy Initiatives, Better Business Bureaus, Inc.
Frances Henderson is National Director, Privacy Initiatives at the Council of Better Business Bureaus, the umbrella organization for
the BBB system. She directs the BBB EU Safe Harbor program, an independent dispute resolution mechanism handling privacy complaints
concerning transfers of personal data from the European Union to companies in the United States. She also advises the Council on national
and international consumer privacy issues, including internet privacy, online behavioral advertising, and online dispute resolution. From
2009-2011, she served as a US private sector delegate to the APEC (Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation) Data Privacy SubGroup tasked with
developing Cross-Border Privacy Rules for transfers of personal data among the APEC economies.
Frances joined the CBBB in 2008, following a career in private law practice. As head of the international trade practice at Sonnenschein
Nath and Rosenthal LLP, she counseled US and foreign companies on international trade law and policy, regulatory compliance and technology
security matters. Before settling in the United States, Frances was a Lecturer in Public Law at the University of Aberdeen in her native
Scotland, where she taught courses in constitutional law and international law.
Ms. Henderson received her J.D. from the University of Minnesota Law School. She also holds an LL.M from the University of Virginia Law School, and
an LL.B with Honors from the University of Glasgow, Scotland. She is a member of the District of Columbia Bar, a Certified Information Privacy
Professional, and a Licensed Customs Broker.
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Oct 22, Randy Hammon, Tax and Retirement Planning Strategist, founder of My Retirement Coach Inc.
After 11 years playing professional baseball, Randy Hammon hung up his cleats and joined a prestigious Wall Street firm. What he saw on Wall
Street shocked him so deeply he walked away from a lucrative career as a stockbroker. He didn't want to be part of the misinformation process anymore.
Since then he has spent over 30 years as a tax and retirement planning strategist. He created the Safe Money System to protect individuals and families
from investment strategies that put their retirement savings at risk. Throughout his career, none of his clients has ever lost a dime using his system,
which he shares in his book, The Safe Money System: Uncommon Wisdom to Secure Your Retirement, Without Wall Street's Risk!
Randy has successfully translated the discipline and winning attitude he learned in professional sports into a unique coaching style. He helps
individuals and families identify what things in life are most important to them so that they can make risk-free decisions to secure their financial future.
As the founder of My Retirement Coach Inc., he put together an outstanding nationwide network of endorsed retirement coaches who implement the
strategies that have secured the retirement dreams of his clients for over thirty years. Randy received his business degree from Loyola University
of Los Angeles, where he also did his MBA work. He lives in Laguna Niguel, California, with his wife, Crystal, and is the father of four grown sons.
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Oct 15, Mark Schwanhausser, Director, Multichannel Financial Services, Javelin Strategy & Research
Mark heads Javelin's coverage of multichannel financial services, helping banks and credit unions profitably enable customers to monitor and manage
their money more smartly through technology such as online banking, mobile banking, personal finance management tools, and financial alerts.
Mark has laid out a roadmap for how financial institutions can use technology to redefine personal banking and personal security by emphasizing personal
finance management at the heart of online banking and turning mobile banking into the customer's financial "remote control." In addition, he has detailed
the financial industry's exposure to bank-switching in the wake of Bank Transfer Day; what the industry must do to improve online banking, bill pay, and
online account opening; spotlighted the challenges of holding private conversations in a public forum on Twitter; and identified the critical flaws of financial alerts.
Before joining Javelin in 2008, Mark worked nearly 26 years for the San Jose Mercury News, most of it as a personal finance reporter writing about
money and emerging trends in financial services and payments technology. He first wrote about identity fraud in the 1990s as part of his coverage
of topics of particular interest in Silicon Valley. His writing earned him awards from the ICI Education Foundation and the Certified Financial
Planner Board of Standards. His work also contributed to a record eight consecutive staff awards from the Society of American Business Editors and Writers.
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Oct 8, Thomas J. Shaw, Esq., Attorney at Law, CPA, CRISC, CIPP, CISM, ERMP, CISA, CGEIT, CCSK
Thomas J. Shaw, Esq. is an attorney based in Asia, who works with organizations in the Asia/Pacific region and globally on Information law (privacy,
information security, e-discovery), Internet law (cloud computing, social networking, intellectual property, e-commerce), international transactional
law, compliance, information governance, and technology risk assessment/reduction. He is the author of a new legal technology book "Cloud Computing
for Lawyers and Executives-A Global Approach" and was the lead author and editor of the recently published legal technology book "Information Security
and Privacy - A Practical Guide for Global Executives, Lawyers and Technologists". He writes extensively on Information and Internet law and technology
and on Asia-Pacific law and is the editor of two American Bar Association periodicals: the Information Security & Privacy News and the EDDE Journal. His
experience, licenses and certifications are in: law, risk, privacy, information security, internal controls, records, information systems audit, financial
statement audit, IT governance, and cloud computing contracts and security. He runs CloudRisk Asia, which risk assesses organizations and cloud service
providers (www.cloudriskasia.com) and a technology law practice (www.tshawlaw.com).
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Oct 1, Stephen Echols, Victim of Criminal Identity Theft
Stephen Echols was born in Lynwood, California on September 10. He never had been in trouble with the law and had attended private catholic
schools. In 1981, he joined the United States Air Force as a Maintenance Data Systems Analyst. . As a Systems Analyst, his tours of duty were
Lackland Air Force Base (AFB) Texas, Chanute AFB Illinois, Langley AFB Virginia, Offutt AFB Nebraska, Suwon AB Republic of South Korea, and again
Langley AFB Virginia. In 1992 he was part of the downsizing effort of base closures and separated from the Air Force in 1992 with an honorable
discharge. In early 1993, he was employed by the Department of Veterans Affairs, West Los Angeles VA Medical Center as a medical clerk where he worked until 1996.
In 1996, he decided to take an educational leave of absence. He then attended ITT Technical Institute in their Electronics Engineering Technology
program in 1997 where he received an Associates of Science degree and graduated with highest honors in 1999. Upon graduation, he gained employment
as a Field Service Technician with Securelectric Company, Inc. working at the Los Angeles International Airport (LAX). He provided maintenance and
repair on their Automated Parking Control System (APCS) until the September 11, 2001 tragedy where he was laid off due to airport closures. He then
decided to return to college and went back to ITT Technical institute in 2001 and completed his Bachelors of Science degree in Information Systems
Security, again with highest honors, in 2004.
After college, he started working for then InVision Technologies, (now Morpho Detection Inc.) in September 2004 as a Field Service Engineer providing
maintenance and repair on their Explosive Detection Systems (EDS). His primary mission was to ensure the safety and security of all passengers flying
from LAX to other locations to prevent explosive devices to be carried onboard via checked luggage. He had previously learned that he was a victim of
criminal identity theft by a man who had committed felonies. Stephen had dealt with the challenges, received a Judicial Clearance saying he was not
the impostor who had used his identity and had committed the crimes. He then passed several background checks. After he Hought he resolved all the
issues, after working for Morpho for 8 years, he was required by TSA to do another background check. The newest background check by TSA/Morpho
included the felonies of the identity thief. To date, neither Morpho nor TSA will provide a copy of the false background check with the erroneous
information. In March 2010 Stephen was terminated from Morpho and has been unable to obtain employment since. There is a lawsuit pending against
Morpho and against TSA. TSA has refused to comply with a Freedom of Information Act Request which Stephen sent back in 2010.
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Sep 24, Senator Joe Simitian, California State Senator, 11th State Senate District
Joe Simitian was elected to the California State Senate in November 2004 to represent the 11th State Senate District, which includes portions of
San Mateo, Santa Clara and Santa Cruz counties. His public service over the years includes stints as a State Assemblymember, member of the Santa
Clara County Board of Supervisors, Mayor of Palo Alto and President of the Palo Alto School Board. He has also served as an election observer/supervisor
in El Salvador and Bosnia, and participated in refugee relief and resettlement efforts in Albania and Kosovo.
In the Senate, Simitian chairs the Environmental Quality Committee and serves as a member of the following committees: Budget & Fiscal
Review, where he is Chair of Subcommittee #2 on Resources, Environmental Protection and Transportation; Education; Energy, Utilities & Communications;
Natural Resources & Water; and Transportation & Housing.
Simitian received his Bachelor of Arts degree, with academic honors, from The Colorado College. He also holds a Master of Arts degree in International
Policy Studies from Stanford University, a Master in City Planning degree from the University of California at Berkeley, and a Juris Doctor law degree
from the University of California at Berkeley (Boalt Hall).
Raised in Palo Alto and a graduate of Palo Alto ("Paly") High, Simitian's roots are in the Midpeninsula. His community involvement includes service on
the boards of local organizations such as American Leadership Forum - Silicon Valley, Adolescent Counseling Services and the Clara-Mateo Alliance, and
he co-chairs the Silicon Valley Leadership Group's Housing Leadership Council.
Since serving in the Legislature, Simitian has been widely recognized for his commitment to service and the passion he brings to his job. He has received
Legislator of the Year awards from a wide range of organizations, including the California School Boards Association, AEA (the American Electronics
Association), the California Library Association and NOW (the National Organization for Women). He regularly receives "100%" environmental ratings from
the California League of Conservation Voters, the Sierra Club and Vote the Coast.
The California Journal identified Simitian as among those at the "Top of the Class" during his first term in the Legislature. More recently, the Capitol
Weekly identified Simitian as one of the half-dozen "Most Effective" members of the Legislature.
San Jose Magazine has repeatedly recognized him as one of the "Power 100 of Silicon Valley", and in 2003 Simitian was selected by Scientific American magazine
as one of the "Scientific American 50" Leaders in Technology from around the world.
Simitian and his work have been quoted or noted in publications as diverse as the Atlantic Monthly, Conde Nast Traveller, Mother Jones, People Magazine, and
Scientific American. His media appearances range from CNN to the "Dr. Phil Show", from CTV (Canadian Television) to ABC Radio National in Australia.
Simitian brings to his work a unique perspective and background - service at all levels of local government; hands-on experience in the private sector as a
public schools attorney, businessman, and certified city planner; a breadth of international interests and experience; as well as professional education
and training particularly applicable to his work in the Legislature.
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Sep 17, Chris Boudreaux, Global Social Media Architect to Accenture's Fortune 100 clients
Chris Boudreaux leads global development of CRM and social business offerings for Accenture clients. He also serves as Global Social Media
Architect to Accenture's Fortune 100 clients across industries. In prior work, he led business transformation programs at Fortune 100
companies, including Boeing and Bank of America. In addition, he created and led the Strategy and Measurement practice at the social
media agency Converseon, where he served brands including IBM, Ford, Univision and Walmart.
His work has been featured by industry researchers and journalists including Forrester, Gartner, Harvard Business Review, and Mashable. As an active
industry leader, Chris is also a governing member of the Word of Mouth Marketing Association (WOMMA), where he serves on the Member Ethics Advisory Panel.
Chris has been helping brands use social media since 2005, and he created SocialMediaGovernance.com in 2008 to help organizations improve their use of
social media. He also led product development and business development teams at two early-stage start-ups in the digital media and online advertising
spaces, one of which was acquired by Glam Media.
Later this year, Chris and his co-author, Susan Emerick of IBM, will publish a new book with lessons and frameworks to help large organizations
empower and enable their employees in social media, with tangible business value and ROI.
Information about the book can be found at http://socialmediagovernance.com/book.
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Sep 10, Andrew Serwin, Esq., Chair of the Privacy, Security & Information Management Practice of Foley & Lardner LLP
Andrew B. Serwin is the founding chair of the Privacy, Security & Information Management Practice and is a partner in the San Diego/Del Mar and
Washington, D.C. offices of Foley & Lardner LLP. Mr. Serwin also serves as the chair of Recruiting for the San Diego and Del Mar offices. Mr.
Serwin has handled a number of high-profile privacy and consumer protection matters, including multiple privacy enforcement matters before the
Federal Trade Commission and is internationally recognized as one of the leading consumer protection and privacy lawyers.
Mr. Serwin advises a number of Fortune 500 companies regarding global privacy compliance, including state, federal and international restrictions
on the use and transfer of information, behavioral advertising, social gaming, security breach compliance, mobile marketing, incident response
resulting from data misuse and hacking, COPPA compliance, EHR/PHR concerns, marketing restrictions, HIPAA and state medical privacy laws, social
media and blogging policies, Do-Not-Call restrictions, compliance with CAN-SPAM and state e-mail laws, employee monitoring, pretexting, location-based
services, the drafting and implementation of privacy and security policies, risk assessments, compliance with ECPA and FISA, content monitoring,
compliance with the CFAA and state computer crime laws, as well as data governance guidance in the context of M&A and technology transactions.
Mr. Serwin also has extensive litigation and enforcement experience, having served as lead counsel in a number of FTC matters, matters before the Office
of Civil Rights, as well as state consumer protection and consumer privacy litigation matters. He is also a member of the Law Practice Management and
Technology Section of the State Bar of California.
Mr. Serwin was named to Security Magazine's "25 Most Influential Industry Thought Leaders" for 2009 - he is the only law firm lawyer to ever receive
this award, and was ranked second in the 2010 Computerworld survey of top global privacy advisors. He is recognized by Chambers USA as one of the top
privacy & data security attorneys nationwide (2009-2011), where he has been described by clients as "a tireless worker, holding onto the ever-shifting
puzzle pieces of the law in this area in a way that other privacy lawyers cannot." The Legal 500 recognized Mr. Serwin as a Leading Lawyer in data
protection and privacy (2010-2011).
Mr. Serwin serves as executive director of the Lares Institute, a think-tank focused on privacy and information management issues, as well as general
counsel of the RIM Council of the Ponemon Institute, LLC, as well as the privacy and the legal subcommittees of the PSAB of the California Health and
Human Services Agency. He previously served as co-chair of the California State Bar's Cyberspace Law Committee and as a member of the Committee of
Administration of Justice, as well as a member of the Publications Board for the Business Law Section of the American Bar Association.
Mr. Serwin has written a number of books, including the leading treatise on privacy, "Information Security and Privacy: A Guide to International
Law and Compliance," a book that was named one of Thomson-Reuters' "Best-Selling Books for 2010, and "Information Security and Privacy: A Guide
to Federal and State Law and Compliance," which collectively are a three-volume, 4,000 page series that examines all aspects of privacy and
security laws, published by Thomson-Reuters, which have been called "the best privacy sourcebook," "an indispensible resource for privacy
professionals at all levels," and "a book that everybody in the information privacy field should have on their desk," and has been cited by
Ostergren v. Cuccinelli, 615 F.3d 263 (4th Cir. 2010). He is also the author of several leading law review articles: "Privacy 3.0-The Principle
of Proportionality," 42 U. Mich. J.L. Reform 869 (2009) and "Poised on the Precipice: A Critical Examination of Privacy Litigation," 25 Santa
Clara Computer & High Tech. L.J. 883 (2009), cited by Hammond v. The Bank of New York Mellon Corp. 2010 WL 2643307, (S.D.N.Y., June 25, 2010), and
Joseph Oat Holdings, Inc. v. RCM Digesters, Inc., 2010 WL 5065037, (3rd Cir. December 13, 2010). He has written over 100 articles and presented over
100 times on litigation and privacy.
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Sep 3, Gene Healy, Vice President, Cato Institute
Gene Healy is a vice president at the Cato Institute. His research interests include executive power and the role of the
presidency, as well as federalism and overcriminalization. He is the author of 2008's The Cult of the Presidency: America's
Dangerous Devotion to Executive Power, and the editor of the 2004 collection Go Directly to Jail: The Criminalization of Almost
Everything. Healy has appeared on PBS's Newshour with Jim Lehrer and NPR's Talk of the Nation, and his writing has been published
in the Los Angeles Times, the New York Times, the Chicago Tribune, the Legal Times, and elsewhere. He is also a weekly columnist
for the Washington Examiner. Healy holds a B.A. from Georgetown University and a J.D. from the University of Chicago Law School.
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Aug 27, Thomas Martin, Private Investigator
Thomas Martin, a former Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) supervisory agent with more than 40 years of professional experience, is president
of Martin Investigative Services, Inc., a Southern California private investigation firm. The company provides full-service private investigation,
corporate security services, background checks, missing person investigations and surveillance services. Martin Investigative Services operates
through a network of 650 former DEA, FBI, IRS and Secret Service agents who serve all 50 states and more than 60 foreign countries.
Prior to establishing Martin Investigative Services, Inc. in 1981, Martin's position as a DEA supervisory agent (GS-14), played a major role in
establishing the agency's Planning and Evaluation Group in Los Angeles and the Advanced International Drug Enforcement School in Washington, D.C. He
was recognized as one of the top lecturers in the Department of Justice, profile expert and "go to guy" for all aspects of interview and interrogation
practices. His insights and techniques are still used in law enforcement training programs today.
Martin is the author of If You Only Knew, which provides tips on how to avoid fraud and scams. A captivating speaker on all issues pertaining to
private investigation and corporate security issues, he has been featured on CNN as well as in The New York Times, Los Angeles Times, the
Washington Post, Las Vegas Review-Journal and the Orange County Register.
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Aug 20, Robert Ellis Smith, Journalist Who Reports on Individual’s Right to Privacy
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.
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, Emerson College, and 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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Aug 13, Troy Timmons, Licensed Professional Counselor and Licensed Sex Offender Treatment Provider
Troy D. Timmons is a Licensed Professional Counselor and Licensed Sex Offender Treatment Provider in private practice in Amarillo, Texas. He
teaches at seminars on child abuse across the United States and provides expert testimony in child sexual abuse cases. Having treated hundreds
of both survivors and perpetrators of sexual abuse, he brings unique insight to the issue of preventing and responding appropriately to
America's silent epidemic -- child sexual abuse. His book, "Mommy, Please Read This: The FACTS about Child Sex Abuse" is receiving generous
praise for it's heart-warming expose on the heart-breaking subject of sexual abuse.
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Aug 6, Michelle Dennedy, VP and Chief Privacy Officer at McAfee
Before coming to McAfee, Michelle founded The iDennedy Project, a consulting and advisory company specializing in privacy and security
sensitive organizations. Michelle is also a founder and editor in chief of a new media site-TheIdentityProject.com-that was started as an
advocacy and education site, currently focused on the growing crime of Child ID theft.
Michelle was the Vice President for Security & Privacy Solutions for the Oracle Corporation. Her team was responsible for evangelizing the role
Oracle could play in the information strategy community as an important provider of Security solutions for business.
Before the Oracle acquisition of Sun, Michelle was Chief Data Governance Officer within the Cloud Computing division at Sun Microsystems, Inc.
Michelle worked closely with Sun's business, technical and legal teams to create to the best data governance policies and processes possible
for cloud computing to build trust for cloud environments through vendor transparency.
Michelle also served as Sun's Chief Privacy Officer where she was responsible for the development and implementation of Sun's data privacy
policies and practices, working across Sun's business groups to drive the company's continued data privacy excellence.
Michelle has a JD from Fordham University School of Law and a BS degree with university honors from The Ohio State University. In 2009, she was
awarded the Goodwin Procter-IAPP Vanguard award for lifetime achievement and the EWF - CSO Magazine Woman of Influence award for work in the privacy and security fields.
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Jul 30, Anne Wallace, President of the Identity Theft Assistance Corporation
Anne Wallace is President of the Identity Theft Assistance Corporation, a nonprofit corporation that operates ITAC, the Identity Theft
Assistance Center. ITAC's victim assistance service, which is free to the consumer and supported by member companies, has helped tens
of thousands of consumers recover from identity theft. As the financial services industry center of expertise, ITAC and its member
companies fight identity theft through identity protection and victim assistance services, law enforcement partnerships, consumer education and research.
As a nationally recognized expert on privacy, financial services and payments law, Ms. Wallace serves as a resource for the news media,
Congress and academia on these issues. She advocates for identity theft victims in the national dialogue about finding solutions to one
of society's most intransigent crimes. She helped develop ITAC Sentinel®, an identity management service that makes ITAC Victim AssistanceTM available to all consumers.
She began her legal career with the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve Board where she served as Assistant Director of the Division of
Consumer and Community Affairs and implemented key consumer credit laws including the Equal Credit Opportunity Act.
Previously, Ms. Wallace pioneered the financial services privacy consulting practice at KPMG Consulting. Ms. Wallace also served as legal
advisor to the U S. Treasury Department's initiative to convert the federal government's paper-based collections and disbursements to electronic funds transfers.
A graduate of Boston University Law School and Fordham University, Ms. Wallace also is a member of Banking and Consumer Financial Services
Committees of the American Bar Association's Business Law Section and a member of the American College of Consumer Financial Services Lawyers.
Ms. Wallace serves on the board of Opera Vivente in Baltimore.
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Jul 23, Susan Grant, Director of Consumer Protection at the Consumer Federation of America
Susan Grant is Director of Consumer Protection at the Consumer Federation of America, a nonprofit association of some 300
nonprofit consumer groups that was established in 1968 to advance the consumer interest through research, education, and
advocacy Ms. Grant works specifically in the areas of privacy, deceptive marketing, online safety and security, fraud, electronic
and mobile commerce, and general consumer protection issues. She coordinates CFA's Fake Check Task Force, conducts CFA's annual
Consumer Complaint Survey, and is a recognized authority on combating consumer fraud and deception. She began her career in 1976 in
the Consumer Protection Division in the Northwestern Massachusetts District Attorney's Office and has worked in the consumer protection field ever since.
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Jul 16, Bruce Schneier, Internationally Renowned Security Technologist
Bruce Schneier is an internationally renowned security technologist, called a "security guru" by The Economist. He is the author
of 12 books -- including his latest best-seller Liars and Outliers: Enabling the Trust Society Needs to Survive -- as well as
hundreds of articles and essays, and many more academic papers. His influential newsletter "Crypto-Gram," and his blog "Schneier
on Security," are read by over 250,000 people. He has testified before Congress, is a frequent guest on television and radio,
served on several government technical committees, and is regularly quoted in the press. Schneier is the Chief Security Technology Officer of BT.
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Jul 9, Christopher Wolf, Director of Hogan Lovells' Privacy and Information Management practice group
Christopher Wolf is a director of Hogan Lovells' Privacy and Information Management practice group. Chris is widely recognized as one of the
leading American practitioners in the field of privacy and data security law.
Chris has deep experience in the entire range of international, federal, and state privacy and data security laws, including financial and health
information privacy laws, as well as the many sectoral and geographic regulations, such as the EU Directive and the new state data security laws
including those in Massachusetts and Nevada. Chris also counsels clients on compliance with self-regulatory regimes.
In addition, drawing on nearly 30 years as a litigator, Chris represents clients in all kinds of privacy and data security litigation that results
from the disclosure or exposure of private information, including through data security breaches.
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Jul 2, Jeff Jarvis, Journalist, Author, and Blogger
In 1974 Jeff Jarvis was an undergraduate at the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University when he was hired by the Chicago Tribune. He
was one of the first to report on the aftermath at the World Trade Center attacks, having just arrived on the last train from New Jersey as the
first plane struck. Instead of running to safety, he chose to stay, talking with survivors and making notes, until he was caught up in the maelstrom of
the South Tower falling. The experience was what spurred him on to his new "career" as a blogger.
Jarvis is the creator of the popular weblog BuzzMachine, which tracks developments in new media and chronicles some of the author's personal
obsessions. He gained national notoriety when he wrote about his negative experiences in dealing with Dell Computer's customer support system on the website.
In 2011, Jarvis published, "Public Parts: How Sharing in the Digital Age Improves the Way We Work and Live," in which he defends the openness
of the Internet, discusses ways in which the Internet has made modern life public, and argues against regulations to protect privacy.
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Jun 25, Elizabeth Henderson, Assistant District Attorney, Orange County, CA.
Elizabeth Henderson is the Assistant District Attorney who has been supervising the Major Fraud Unit, the Real Estate Fraud Unit and the
High Tech Crime Unit since March 2004. She has been a member of the Orange County District Attorney's Office since 1988 and is recognized
as a strong advocate for the victims of white collar crime and a leading force in developing innovative programs to maximize use of public
resources to target financial crimes and hold perpetrators accountable.
She has been an instructor at the Orange County Sheriff's Advanced Academy on the topics of homicide law. She is a member of the Orange
County Financial Crimes Investigators Association and has partnered with that organization to provide quarterly free training classes to
county law enforcement and bank investigators on a variety of fraud topics. She speaks regularly to community groups about identity
theft, real estate fraud and investment schemes and has made a number of statewide presentations to law enforcement groups on the topic of criminal fraud.
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Jun 18, Brian Kabateck, Nationally-recognized Expert on Consumer Protection
A nationally-recognized expert on consumer protection, Brian Kabateck has worked with the California Legislature and California Department of
Insurance to draft several laws including the Policyholder's Bill of Rights and a groundbreaking law to help earthquake victims recover claims
from their insurance companies.
As lead counsel for the NAACP's class action against Wells Fargo, HSBC, Citi, GMAC, Washington Mutual and other leading financial institutions for
discriminatory lending practices, Mr. Kabateck recently secured a settlement in which Wells Fargo & Co. changed its banking practices to abide by the
NAACP's fair lending practices. The bank will also open its books for regular audits of its lending practices and will help to fund Financial Freedom
Centers throughout the country, which will facilitate financial literacy and other programs to underserved communities.
Mr. Kabateck brought the only cases for victims of the Armenian Genocide against banks and insurance companies, and is currently litigating on
behalf of the families of other ethnic minorities, such as Greeks, who were victimized during the Genocide. He is also working on behalf of
consumers to recover millions in unlawfully denied insurance claims resulting from recent fires, earthquakes and hurricanes.
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Jun 11, Mike Proctor, Retired Detective and One of the Nation's Leading Experts on Stalking
Mike Proctor has a reputation for getting himself in the middle of unexpected or dangerous predicaments that roll off him like, as the
cliché goes, water off a duck's back. Thus the nickname.
Retired Detective Mike "Duck" Proctor has become one of the nation's leading experts on stalking. The first U.S. crime study on stalking
estimated that one in 12 women and one in 45 men are stalked sometime in their life. To help combat that, as well as assist not only those who
are stalked, but those that investigate them; he wrote "How to Stop a Stalker," along with articles for the California Journal of Law
Enforcement and other professional publications.
Duck Works Criminal Consulting was established shortly after Proctor retired. Through this conduit he assists victims, victim advocates, law
enforcement and educators both in the United States and abroad with issues concerning stalking. He has consulted for state legislators as
well as advocates in other countries obtaining their new stalking laws. He regularly appears on radio and television as well as gives advice
to writers involved in the main-stream print media. Mike has received the Defender of Justice Award from members of the California legislature
for his work on stalking, and was recently appointed to The National Stalking Academy sponsored by the Home Secretaries Office in the United Kingdom.
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Jun 4, Matthew Bailey, Lawyer Passionate About Internet Privacy
Matthew Bailey is the author of the new book, 'Complete Guide to Internet Privacy, Anonymity & Security'.
Matthew is a lawyer by training and has been passionate about Internet privacy for many years. He holds JD and
MBA degrees from the University of Ottawa (Canada) and has been a registered Trade-Mark Agent. In 1998 he
obtained his legal qualifications as a Barrister and Solicitor (Ontario, Canada) and in 2004 as a
Solicitor (England & Wales). He has worked as a lawyer in a number of different international settings and
roles, including private practice in Canada, as in-house counsel in the UK, as an international commercial lawyer
in Kosovo, and currently as a Legal Officer for a Vienna-based international organization. Matthew is a member of
the Law Society of Upper Canada, the Law Society of England & Wales, and the International Bar Association.
The book is complemented by a website www.cogipas.com/blog/ and a Facebook page www.facebook.com/cogipas.
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May 28, Alexandra Natapoff, Author and Professor of Law at Loyola Law School
Alexandra Natapoff is an award-winning legal scholar and a nationally-recognized expert on criminal informants. She is Professor of Law at
Loyola Law School, Los Angeles, a graduate of Yale and Stanford, and a member of the American Law Institute.
Although it is nearly invisible to the public, criminal snitching has invaded the American legal system in risky and sometimes
shocking ways. Snitching is the first comprehensive analysis of this powerful and problematic practice, in which informant deals generate
unreliable evidence, allow criminals to escape punishment, endanger the innocent, compromise the integrity of police work, and exacerbate
tension between police and poor urban residents. Driven by dozens of real-life stories and debacles, the book exposes the social
destruction that snitching can cause in high-crime African American neighborhoods, and how using criminal informants renders our
entire penal process more secretive and less fair. Natapoff also uncovers the far-reaching legal, political, and cultural significance
of snitching: from the war on drugs to hip hop music, from the FBI's mishandling of its murderous mafia informants to the new surge in white
collar and terrorism informing. She explains how existing law functions and proposes new reforms. By delving into the secretive world of
criminal informants, Snitching reveals deep and often disturbing truths about the way American justice really works.
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May 21, Rainey Reitman, Activism Team Lead, Electronic Frontier Foundation
Rainey Reitman leads the activism team at the Electronic Frontier Foundation. Prior to joining EFF, she served as Director of Communications
for the Privacy Rights Clearinghouse, a nonprofit advocacy and education organization promoting consumer privacy. She is primarily interested
in the intersection between personal privacy and technology, particularly social networking privacy, locational privacy and online data
brokers. Reitman earned her BA from Bard College in Multidisciplinary Studies: Creative Writing, Russian & Gender Studies.
Reitman serves as a steering committee member for the Bradley Manning Support Network, a network of individuals and organizations advocating for
the release of accused WikiLeaks whistleblower Pfc. Bradley Manning. She also volunteers with several nonprofit and feminist groups.
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May 14, Hasan Elahi, Interdisciplinary Media Artist with an Emphasis on Social Implications of Media and Technology
Poke around Hasan Elahi's site and you'll find more than 20,000 images stretching back three years. Elahi has documented nearly every waking
hour of his life during that time. He posts copies of every debit card transaction, so you can see what he bought, where, and when. A GPS
device in his pocket reports his real-time physical location on a map. Elahi's site is the perfect alibi. Or an audacious art project. Or
both. The Bangladeshi-born American says the US government mistakenly listed him on its terrorist watch list - and once you're on, it's hard
to get off. To convince the Feds of his innocence, Elahi has made his life an open book. Whenever they want, officials can go to his site and
see where he is and what he's doing. Indeed, his server logs show hits from the Pentagon, the Secretary of Defense, and the Executive Office of
the President, among others. The globe-hopping prof says his overexposed life began in 2002, when he stepped off a flight from the Netherlands
and was detained at the Detroit airport. He says FBI agents later told him they'd been tipped off that he was hoarding explosives in a Florida
storage unit; subsequent lie detector tests convinced them he wasn't their man. But with his frequent travel - Elahi logs more than 70,000 air
miles a year exhibiting his art work and attending conferences - he figured it was only a matter of time before he got hauled in again. He might
even be shipped off to Gitmo before anyone realized their mistake. The FBI agents had given him their phone number, so he decided to call before
each trip; that way, they could alert the field offices. He hasn't been detained since.
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May 7, Larry Ponemon, Founder of the Ponemon Institute, and Rick Kam, President and Co-Founder of ID Experts
Dr. Ponemon is one of the most respected voices in privacy, data protection and information ethics. In 2002, he founded the Ponemon Institute,
headquartered in northern Michigan, to be the preeminent research center dedicated to advancing privacy and data protection practices. Prior to
founding the Institute, Dr. Ponemon was a senior partner at PricewaterhouseCoopers, where he led compliance risk management services for the
worldwide firm. Dr. Ponemon has served on the Federal Trade Commission's Advisory Committee for Online Practices and currently serves as Chairman
of the Council of American Survey Research Organization's Government Policy Advisory Committee.
Rick Kam, CIPP, is president and co-?founder of ID Experts, the leader in comprehensive data breach solutions that deliver the most positive outcomes. The
company has managed hundreds of data breach incidents, protecting millions of affected individuals, for leading healthcare organizations, corporations,
financial institutions, universities and government agencies. ID Experts data breach preparedness and response services have been endorsed by the
American Hospital Association. Rick is an expert in privacy and information security, with extensive experience leading organizations to address
the growing problem of protecting PHI/PII and remediating privacy incidents, identity theft, and medical identity theft. Rick chairs
the "PHI Project," a seminal research effort to measure financial risk and implications of data breach in healthcare, led by the American
National Standards Institute (ANSI), via its Identity Theft Prevention and Identity Management Standards Panel (IDSP), in partnership with the
Shared Assessments Program and the Internet Security Alliance (ISA).
For a free copy of the PHI Report go to: www.webstore.ansi.org/phi
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Apr 30, Keith Bremer, Attorney Specializing in Right to Privacy
Keith G. Bremer has experience in all aspects of civil litigation and has had the privilege of representing auto manufacturers, auto dealerships,
contractors and business owners in trial. Mr. Bremer has been a featured contributor in the Orange County Register, Business Section and has been
editorialized in, among others, Newsweek, Forbes, AOL, the Los Angeles Times, Los Angeles Daily Journal, CBS, NBC, Fox, KCAL and KTLA news.
Mr. Bremer is regularly consulted by lobbyists and the insurance industry to provide input on proposed legislation in the legal field from California
to Colorado. He has three published opinions ranging from right to privacy, motions for good faith and the seminal case for food poisoning.
He is a two-time recipient of Farmers Gladiator Trial Award. He is a member of the Southern California Defense Counsel and the Orange County Bar
Association. Mr. Bremer is a regularly featured speaker at seminars throughout the United States.
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Apr 23, Ken P. Mortensen, Vice President, Assistant General Counsel & Chief Privacy Officer
Kenneth P. Mortensen is Vice President, Assistant General Counsel & Chief Privacy Officer at CVS Caremark Corporation, where he has
corporate responsibility for the information governance and privacy strategy addressing operational and data management needs through
an approach that protects individual privacy and assures compliance with federal, state, and local privacy laws and regulations by working
with stakeholders to build a culture of privacy and security within CVS Caremark. His responsibilities include developing and implementing
an information governance framework, enhancing privacy policies and training, and minimizing the impact on individual privacy while achieving corporate goals.
In 2010, Ken was elected to the board of directors for the International Association of Privacy Professionals or IAPP. Founded in 2000, the IAPP is
the world's largest association of privacy professionals with more than 9,000 members in 70 countries. The IAPP helps define, support and improve the
privacy profession through networking, education and certification.
Prior to re-entering the private sector, Ken served in the Administration of President George W. Bush as the Chief Privacy and Civil Liberties
fficer for the U.S. Department of Justice, where he was the primary counsel and policy advisor to the Attorney General and Deputy Attorney General
on privacy and civil liberties matters and created the newest independent office within the Department, the Office of Privacy & Civil Liberties. Before
coming to Justice, Ken held the position of Deputy Chief Privacy Officer for the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, where his duties included strategic
planning, annual budgeting, staffing and personnel management in additional to counseling on privacy and security issues.
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Apr 16, David Bender, Privacy Attorney and Law Professor
David Bender, the author of Bender on Privacy and Data Protection, is a sole practitioner with extensive Privacy, Information Technology, and IP litigation, counseling, and transactional
experience. He is also an Adjunct Professor at the University of Houston Law Center, where he teaches Privacy Law. Before retiring
from White & Case in 2007, Mr. Bender headed the firm's global privacy practice. He was also a founder of White & Case's IP practice.
Mr. Bender served in-house at AT&T for ten years, during the latter half of which he was responsible for all IP litigation brought by
or against any Bell System company. Before that, he spent five years engaged in antitrust litigation. And before turning to the law, he
served as an engineer with the Ford Motor Company's aerospace division and as a mathematician with Hughes Aircraft.
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Apr 2, Barry Nadell, Established Industry Expert on the Legal Issues Surrounding Employment Background Screening
For over 16 years Barry Nadell has been the established industry expert on the legal issues surrounding employment background
screening and speaks nationally on the subject. He is also a respected authority on the necessity of verifying employment eligibility in the United States.
In 1994, Mr. Nadell founded InfoLink Screening Services, a leading provider of background screening services, and served as the company's
president until its acquisition by Kroll, the largest risk mitigation company in the world, in March 2006. On December 31, 2007, Mr. Nadell
retired from Kroll as the senior vice president of the Background Screening division after serving at Kroll since March 2006.
Mr. Nadell has been an industry advocate in both Washington and his home state of California regarding background screening legislation
havening been personally involved in the writing and testifying on laws which affect background screening. He also participated on the
committee for ASIS in producing their Preemployment Background Screening Guidelines and is on the committee to update the Guidelines for 2008.
Mr. Nadell is a founding member and served on the board of directors of the National Association of Professional Background
Screeners (www.napbs.com), for four years until April 2008, where he was co-chairman of the board in 2006. Mr. Nadell is a licensed
private investigator in California and has been an associate member of the American, California State, and Los Angeles Bar
Associations, specializing in labor and employment issues. He is the author of "Sleuthing 101: Background Checks and the
Law," the only book solely dedicated to the subject of background screening and the laws that govern the industry.
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Apr 9, Chi Chi Wu, Staff Attorney at the National Consumer Law Center
Chi Chi Wu is a staff attorney at the National Consumer Law Center, a nonprofit focusing on marketplace justice for low-income
consumers. Chi Chi is an expert on consumer credit issues ranging from credit cards to medical debt to fair credit reporting. She
is the co-author of the legal manuals Fair Credit Reporting Act and Credit Discrimination, and a contributing author to Cost of
Credit, Truth in Lending, and Collection Actions. Chi Chi frequently serves as a resource for policymakers and the media on consumer
credit issues. Chi Chi has previously worked in the Consumer Protection Division at the Massachusetts Attorney General's office and
the Asian Outreach Unit of Greater Boston Legal Services.
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Mar 26, Joseph Weiss, an Industry Expert on Control Systems and Electronic Security of Control Systems
Joseph Weiss is an industry expert on control systems and electronic security of control systems, with more than 35 years of experience
in the energy industry. Mr. Weiss spent more than 14 years at the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) where he led a variety of
programs. He was responsible for developing many utility industry security primers and implementation guidelines. He was also the EPRI
Exploratory Research lead on instrumentation, controls, and communications.
He was an invited speaker at the NIST/NSA Information Security Summit. He has provided oral and written testimony to three
House subcommittees, one Senate Committee, and a formal statement for the record to another House Committee. He has also responded
to numerous Government Accountability Office (GAO) information requests on cyber security and Smart Grid issues. He is an invited
speaker at many industry and vendor user group security conferences, has chaired numerous panel sessions on control system
security, and is often quoted throughout the industry. He has published over 60 papers on instrumentation, controls, and diagnostics
including a chapter on cyber security for Electric Power Substations Engineering and the book Protecting Industrial Control Systems from Electronic Threats.
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Mar 19, V. James DeSimone, Attorney Specializing in Defending Civil and Constitutional Rights
V. James ("Jim") DeSimone graduated from Johns Hopkins University in 1981 and earned his law degree from UCLA in 1985. Jim was
admitted to practice law in California in 1985 and has dedicated his law career to providing vigorous and ethical representation
and making a difference for those whose civil and constitutional rights are violated by corporations or government entities.
In 1990, he joined Ben Schonbrun to form Schonbrun & DeSimone. The firm, now Schonbrun DeSimone Seplow Harris Hoffman & Harrison
represents plaintiffs in civil rights and class action cases, with an emphasis on employment discrimination and harassment and
constitutional rights violations, including government and police misconduct.
The firm quickly established a niche in representing plaintiffs in sexual harassment cases in the entertainment industry. He was lead
counsel for the plaintiff in the precedent setting case of Mogilefsky v. Silver Pictures, 20 Cal App. 4th 409 (1993) which was the first
published California decision to recognize that same sex harassment violated the California Fair Employment & Housing Act.
In 2009, 2010, and 2011, Jim was honored by the Daily Journal as one of the Top Plaintiff Employment Lawyers in California and
in 2009, 2010, 2011, and 2012, was honored to be named to Southern California Super Lawyers in civil rights and employment law.
Please visit: www.losangelesemploymentlawyer.com
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Mar 12, Jon Mills, Dean Emeritus, Professor of Law, and Director of the Center for Governmental Responsibility
Jon Mills is Dean Emeritus, Professor of Law, and Director of Center for Governmental Responsibility at the University of Florida Fredric G. Levin
College of Law. He was Dean of the Levin College of Law from 1999 to 2003.
Mr. Mills served as Speaker of the Florida House of Representatives and served in the House for ten years. He was a member of
Florida's highly successful 1998 Constitution Revision Commission, and was named its most valuable member.
He has taught and made presentations at the Cambridge University, Oxford University, and the University of Warsaw among
others. He has authored books, law review articles and reports on constitutional law, environmental issues, Voting Rights, and
Ethics in Government. His last book "Privacy: The Lost Right" was published by Oxford University Press in 2008.
As an expert on constitutional issues, he has been quoted by the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, LA Times, Chicago
Tribune, and Washington Post among others. He has appeared on CNN, National Public Radio, ABC, BBC, FOX News and other
media. He also produced an Emmy winning show on the Florida Everglades.
As a lawyer, Mr. Mills has appeared in federal courts and the Florida Supreme Court on issues including voting rights, education
issues, and privacy rights. His clients have included the Earnhardt family, the Versace family, First Amendment Foundation, the
Everglades Foundation, Florida House of Representatives, Fair Districts Florida, and Florida Democratic Party. He is currently counsel to Boies, Schiller & Flexner, LLP.
He is a scuba diver, licensed pilot and studied karate. He is married to Beth Mills and has two daughters, Marguerite and Elizabeth.
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Mar 5, J. J. Luna, International Consultant Specializing In Personal Privacy And Security
In 1959, J. J. (Jack) Luna sold his outdoor advertising business in the Upper Midwest and moved with his wife and small children to Spain's
Canary Islands off the coast of West Africa. Outwardly, he was a professional writer and photographer. Secretly, he worked underground in
an activity that was at that time illegal under the regime of Generalissimo Francisco Franco.
In 1970 Franco, yielding to intense pressure from the western world, moderated Spain's laws, leaving Luna free to come in from the cold. By
that time, however, privacy had become an ingrained habit. In the years that followed he started up various low-profile businesses, built them up and then sold them.
Luna is the author of the book HOW TO BE INVISIBLE: The essential guide to protecting your personal privacy, your assets, and your
life. He has been quoted in the Wall Street Journal, profiled in Playboy, and interviewed on the G. Gordon Liddy Show. His bestselling
book e-book is Invisible Money.
He is currently an international consultant specializing in personal privacy and security.
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Feb 27, Sharon Bradford Franklin, Senior Counsel at the Constitution Project
Sharon Bradford Franklin is Senior Counsel at the Constitution Project, where her work focuses on the Rule of Law Program, including government
secrecy and individual privacy. She works principally with the Project's bipartisan Liberty and Security Committee, seeking to protect
Americans' civil liberties as well as our nation's security post-September 11th. Before joining the Constitution Project, Sharon served as
Executive Director of the Washington Council of Lawyers.
Previously, Sharon spent ten years as a civil rights lawyer in the Housing & Civil Enforcement Section of the
Civil Rights Division of the U.S. Department of Justice and in the Office of General Counsel at the Federal Communications
Commission. A graduate of Harvard College and Yale Law School, Sharon began her legal career as a Judicial Law Clerk to the
Honorable Jane R. Roth, first in the U.S. District Court for the District of Delaware and then on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit.
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Feb 20, J. Trevor Hughes, President and CEO of the International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP)
J. Trevor Hughes is the President and CEO of the International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP). In this role, Hughes leads the
world's largest association of privacy professionals.
Hughes is an experienced attorney in privacy, technology and marketing law. He has provided testimony before the U.S. Congress
Commerce Committee, the Senate Commerce Committee, the Federal Trade Commission, the Home Affairs Committee of the British Parliament
and the EU Parliament on issues of privacy, surveillance, spam and privacy-sensitive technologies. He is a member of the first class
of Certified Information Privacy Professionals (CIPP) and recently completed, with co-author Reed Freeman, Privacy Law in Marketing, published by CCH.
Hughes has previously served as the executive director of the Network Advertising Initiative, a leading online privacy trade
association, and the Email Sender and Provider Coalition, a trade association working on e-mail policy and practices. Prior to
these roles, Hughes was director of privacy and corporate counsel for Engage, a leading online media and software company. Before
that, Hughes worked as corporate counsel for UnumProvident, where he focused on legal issues associated with advertising and online insurance transactions.
Hughes is an adjunct professor of law at the University of Maine School of Law and has lectured on privacy at Harvard, MIT, the London School of
Economics, Boston College Law School, Georgetown University and Northeastern University. He is a frequent speaker on privacy issues at conferences around the world.
Hughes also has significant experience as a media official at the 1994 World Cup, 1996 Olympics and the 1999 Women's World Cup. A native of Canada, Hughes
holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in political science from the University of Massachusetts and a Juris Doctorate from the University of Maine School of Law.
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Feb 13, Lester S. Rosen, Attorney and President of Employment Screening Resources
Lester S. Rosen is an attorney and President of Employment Screening Resources (www.ESRcheck.com), a national background screening
company in California. He is the author of, "The Safe Hiring Manual, the first comprehensive book on employment screening. His newest book is, "The Safe Hiring Audit".
He is also a consultant, writer and frequent presenter nationwide on
pre-employment screening and safe hiring issues. He has qualified and
testified in the California, Florida and Arkansas Superior Courts as an expert
witness on issues surrounding safe hiring and due diligence. His speaking
appearances have included numerous national and statewide conferences.
Mr. Rosen was the chairperson of the steering committee that founded the
National Association of Professional Background Screeners (NAPBS) , and was and served as the first co-chairman in 2004.
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Feb 6, Jeff Carter, Chief Strategy Officer for EyeLock Corp
Samuel Jeff Carter is Chief Strategy Officer for EyeLock Corp. EyeLock is the leading iris-identity solutions company in the world. EyeLock
helps governments and businesses around the world overcome the everyday challenges of identity management. EyeLock products are deployed
worldwide, including at Bank of America, the Pentagon, the Mexico border with the Department of Homeland Security, the USAF, airports and many other high-security places.
Carter has spent 15 years leading revolutions in banking and technology. He is an advisor to leaders from the Federal Reserve and to emerging
technology companies around the globe with a focus on identity and innovation.
American Banker named Carter as one of the industry's top innovators in its yearly ranking -ranking fourth and fifth in 2009 and 2008,
respectively. He has been recognized in numerous publications for his business and technical leadership.
Carter holds several patents related to information banking and the monetization of personal information, has authored numerous articles, and is
the subject of a Harvard Business School case study in 2009. His business strategy book, No-Limit: The Texas Hold 'Em Guide to Winning in Business,
is available in print, audio and ebook for download on Amazon.
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Jan 30, Eric Sinrod, Host of Audio Podcast on Technology Law Issues
Eric J. Sinrod is a partner in the San Francisco office of Duane Morris LLP. Mr. Sinrod's trial, appellate, and overall litigation practice, which
includes significant jury and court trial experience and advocacy before the United States Supreme Court, has covered a number of important Internet,
software, software defect, technology, intellectual property (trademark, copyright, patent, trade secrets), information, communications, commercial,
antitrust, eDiscovery, education, environmental, and insurance coverage issues. He has represented domestic and international clients in major class
actions and where hundreds of millions of dollars have been at stake. He also has handled numerous matters for smaller companies and individuals. Mr.
Sinrod has been highlighted by an outside publication as "the leading IP attorney in the land," and he has been selected by his peers as one of the "Best
Lawyers in America" in the area of Cyber Law and annually as a "Super Lawyer" for Business Litigation. Mr. Sinrod has a reputation for being immediately
responsive to clients and working efficiently and within budgets. He is considered a thought-leader on electronic discovery issues, which can lead to great
cost savings for clients. While Mr. Sinrod is creative in coming up with solutions to resolve disputes, he will fight strategically when that is in the
best interests of clients.
Mr. Sinrod is one of the hosts of TechLaw10, a 10-minute audio podcast update on technology law issues. His work has been profiled in The New York
Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, USA Today, Time.com, Bloomberg News, Trials Digest, The Wall Street Reporter Magazine, Fox News,
The Supreme Court of the United States Blog, CFO Magazine, National Law Journal, Wired.com, Computer World, Cyber Esq. Magazine, Business Insurance
Magazine, The ABA Journal, The American Lawyer, The California Lawyer, The Privacy Journal, Intellectual Property Counselor, Career Education Review,
The Minnesota Star Tribune, Counsel to Counsel, Lawyers Weekly, Lawyers USA, The Recorder, The Daily Journal, Security Management Magazine, Compliance
Week, Investor Relations, IPFrontline.com, Business Credit magazine, SCMagazineus.com, The Village Voice, Corporate Counsel's Records Retention Report,
The East Bay Business Times, Law360, TechPulse360, ROBTV, Newsday, Creditline, SlashDot and Japanese public television. Mondaq has announced that one
of Mr. Sinrod's columns was the most popular article in the United States in the month that it was published. Mr. Sinrod writes weekly legal columns
for Findlaw.com, and his columns also have been published by CNET News.com, USAToday.com, Law.com, Computerworld.com, CNN.com,
MSN.com, AllThingsDigital.com and Silicon.com and he has been a regular guest speaker covering legal issues for LAWCAST, the Legal Talk
Network, Tech TV, KNX CBS Radio, Live Online News and CNET Radio.
Sampling of Weekly Blogs on Fast-Breaking Internet Legal Developments for Findlaw.com - January 1, 2010-Present
Website Search Results for Legal Columns by Eric Sinrod
Mr. Sinrod has been an adjunct professor of law and has published many law review and other journal articles. He is a frequent speaker on Internet,
intellectual property, information and communications issues. He has been an advisor to the Cyberspace Law Seminar at Hastings College of the Law,
has taught an Information Law Seminar at Golden Gate University School of Law, and teaches a Business Media class at Ex'pression Center for New Media. Mr.
Sinrod is a member of the Board of Directors for the Computer Law Association, the Editorial Board of the Journal of Internet Law, the ABA Internet Industry
Committee, the Board of Advisors for the Start-Up and Emerging Companies Newsletter for American Lawyer Media, the Advisory Board for the BNA Electronic
Commerce & Law Report, and the Executive Committee of the Law Practice Management & Technology Section of the State Bar of California. Mr. Sinrod's videos
discussing the intersection of law and technology have been featured on YouTube and Google Video.
Mr. Sinrod was a judicial clerk for the Honorable Samuel Conti, Judge of the United States District Court for the Northern District of California. He
served as lead trial attorney in a number of jury trials as a Special Deputy District Attorney for the Marin County District Attorney's Office. Mr.
Sinrod has been an appellate and trial moot court judge at Boalt Hall and other law schools.
Mr. Sinrod is admitted to practice law in the United States Supreme Court, a number of other federal courts and all California courts.
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Jan 23, Malcom Crompton, Managing Director of Information Integrity Solutions Pty Ltd
Malcolm Crompton is Managing Director of Information Integrity Solutions Pty Ltd, providing high-level advice to private sector and public sector
organizations on building trust through excellent data governance, particularly in their collection and use of personal information. He is also
Director of Bellberry Limited, a private not-for-profit organization that provides health ethics committee services in accordance with the
National Health and Medical Research Council Statement on Ethical Conduct in Research Involving Humans and is the Asia Pacific based Director of
the International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP). He recently led the establishment of the Australia New Zealand affiliate of IAPP
and was its foundation President.
He was Australia's Privacy Commissioner for five years until April 2004. He led the implementation of private sector privacy law that commenced
in 2001. He has established a global reputation for his forward thinking on the handling and governance of personal information and has been
the invited speaker at many events in North America, Europe and Asia as well as Australia.
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Jan 16, Mike Applebaum, physician, attorney and advocate for patients and children.
Dr. Mike Applebaum is a physician, attorney and advocate for patients and children.
Trained originally in general surgery, he transitioned into diagnostic radiology and limits his
imaging practice to diagnostic ultrasound. He is Director of The Anabolic ClinicSM and President
of FitnessMed, Inc., a fitness consulting firm to individuals and businesses.
Known as the Fitness Doc, he firmly believes that "Fitness is the only REAL preventive medicine"TM available
to all, that the sick care system is oversold to consumers and that much of what the public hears distracts
them from what is necessary to really achieve good health.
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Jan 9, Debbie Laskey, Brand Marketing and Social Media Consultant
Debbie Laskey has 15 years of marketing experience and an MBA Degree. She developed her diverse marketing expertise while working in the
high-tech industry, the Consumer Marketing Department at Disneyland Paris in France, the non-profit arena, and the insurance industry. Currently,
Debbie is a brand marketing and social media consultant to small businesses, start-ups, and non-profits in Southern California. She has been
recognized as a "Woman Making a Difference" by the Los Angeles Business Journal and also served as a mentor for the Strategic Technology Program
sponsored by the California TeleMedicine & eHealth Center. Since 2002, Debbie has served as a judge for the Web Marketing Association's annual
web award competition. Follow Debbie on Twitter (http://www.twitter.com/DebbieLaskeyMBA) and
on her Blog (http://debbielaskey.blogspot.com). Her
website is www.marketingandmore.net.
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Jan 2, Evan Hendricks, Editor/Publisher and Founder of Privacy Times
Since 1981, Evan Hendricks has been Editor/Publisher and founder of Privacy Times, a newsletter based in the Washington, D.C.
area. Through the newsletter alone, he has published nearly 3,000 pages covering a wide range of privacy and information law
subjects, including the Fair Credit Reporting Act.
Mr. Hendricks regularly testifies before Congress, with four appearances in 2003. He is a regular presenter at Federal Trade
Commission workshops. He has been qualified by the courts as an expert witness in FCRA and identity theft cases. Mr. Hendricks
has served as a consultant on privacy issues to federal and state governmental organizations, and businesses. He has been a featured
American presenter at events in Paris, France, Venice, Italy, Cardiff Wales, London, England and Ottawa, Ontario. He is regularly
quoted in the mainstream media and trade press.
Mr. Hendricks has a Bachelor of Arts from Columbia College, Columbia University. He attended there after transferring from University of Oregon.