2009 Press Releases
Tuesday, March 03, 2009
Attention: Technology, business and legal writers and editors
Identity Theft & Security Breach Symposium
The symposium begins with a session on California’s security breach law and continues with a look at current research and proposed reforms by the state’s top policy makers and scholars.
Conference Information and agenda is online at: http://www.law.berkeley.edu/institutes/bclt/security/schedule.htm
WHEN: Friday, March 6, from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
WHERE: Bancroft Hotel, 2680 Bancroft Way, Berkeley
WHO: A sample of conference participants and their topics include:
Sen. Joe Simitian (D-Palo Alto); author of California’s security breach notification law and keynote speaker on SB20, a proposed update to the original 2003 bill;
Joanne McNabb, chief, California Office of Privacy Protection, on the impact of the state’s security policies;
Reece Hirsch, partner, Sonnenschein Nath & Rosenthal LLP, on security breach law;
Deirdre Mulligan, assistant professor, UC Berkeley School of Information, on corporate investments in security;
Peter Swire, professor of law, Ohio State University, on security breaches caused by insiders using data improperly;
Paul Schwartz, professor of law, UC Berkeley; director, Berkeley Center for Law & Technology; moderator.
DETAILS: The program is free for public interest groups and media. Registration required by the general public. For more info, go to http://www.law.berkeley.edu/institutes/bclt/security/about.html
BACKGROUND: In 2003, California led the nation in enacting Security Breach Notification (SBN) laws, which require many businesses and government agencies to alert consumers when personal information has been lost or stolen. In the past six years, many breaches—compromising hundreds of millions of records about individuals—have been disclosed, While some policymakers want to strengthen laws that protect information, others say stronger laws are expensive and ineffective.
The conference is sponsored by: Berkeley Center for Law & Technology; Berkeley Technology Law Journal; Samuelson Law, Technology & Public Policy Clinic; and the Shidler Center for Law, Commerce & Technology.