Seventh Annual Institute on Privacy Law: Evolving Laws and Practices in a Security-Driven World
July 17 - 18, 2006
PLI's 2006 Privacy Law Institute focuses on rapidly developing areas of the past year: New legislation, international developments in Europe and Asia, corporate privacy and information security policies and compliance, managing privacy compliance issues in corporate transactions and how heavily regulated industries are handling the increased pressure of privacy issues.
The impact of the Internet in communication is illustrated by the widespread, silent collection of personal information on the Internet. By generating comprehensive records of online activity, information technology has broadcasted an individual's data in ways that people are unable to anticipate or control. Presently, there are insufficient legal and business standards limiting the collection and utilization of personal data in cyberspace. However, the states and the federal government are beginning to address these concerns with new legislation. This program will focus on these concerns, and other important privacy issues like workplace privacy, consumer privacy, government surveillance, and privacy issues in financial services. Finally, the events of September 11th and heightened national security over terrorism still dampen attempts to limit the collection of personal data. However, a new debate has arisen over the federal government's actions in spying on U.S. citizens.
Crowell & Moring’s Jim Jordan will co-present a panel discussion, Workplace Privacy and Monitoring: New Developments Affecting the Rights of Employers and Employees.