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Navigating a Framework for Consumer Policy in a Digital Age

The Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies Media and Technology Institute will hold a Technology Policy Forum entitled Navigating a Framework for Consumer Privacy in a Digital Age on Thursday, March 15, 2012 from 2 to 3:30 PM at the United States Capitol Visitors Center in Washington, DC.

Privacy, and the data and information that we consider personal in the digital age, is evolving. Last month, the White House released a white paper suggesting a privacy framework for a “Consumer Privacy Bill of Rights.” Applauded as a step towards making positive consumer protections, the privacy debate, especially for communities of color, does not end there. At last year’s technology policy forum, the Media and Technology Institute addressed privacy concerns of new users, specifically low-income, seniors, and youth. Building off of that event, the Institute is bringing together thought leaders, industry representatives, and policymakers to focus on the recommendations from the White House’s privacy white paper, and how these recommendations impact vulnerable populations.

Guests will include:

Keynote Remarks
The Honorable John F. Kerry (D-MA)
United States Senator

Danny Weitzner, Esq.
Deputy Chief Technology Officer for Internet Policy
The White House Office of Science and Technology Policy

John B. Morris, Jr., Esq.
Director of Internet Policy and Acting Head of the Office of Policy Analysis and Development
National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA)

Opening Remarks:
Ralph B. Everett, Esq., President and CEO
Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies

Nicol Turner-Lee, Ph.D., Vice President and Director, Media and Technology Institute
Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies

Lillie Coney, Associate Director, Electronic Privacy Information Center (EPIC)
Robert Quinn, Esq., Senior Vice President-Federal Regulatory, AT&T
Ioana Rusu, Esq., Regulatory Counsel, Consumers Union
Frank Torres, Esq., Senior Director of Consumer Affairs and Policy Counsel, Microsoft
Karen Zacharia, Esq., Chief Privacy Officer, Verizon
Mike Zaneis, Esq., Senior Vice President and General Counsel, Interactive Advertising Bureau (IAB)

Please RSVP to by March 14, 2012.

March 15, 2012 - 2:00pm

Event Information

March 15, 2012 - 2:00pm
Thursday, March 15, 2012 - 2:00pm
U.S. Capitol Visitors Center
SVC 212-10
District of Columbia

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