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Media Advisory

Thursday, January 21, 2010

ATTENTION: journalists covering technology and business, social networking, consumer privacy

Technology and Privacy Roundtable

Contact: Susan Gluss, (510) 642-6936,

A one-day roundtable that will explore the privacy challenges posed by technology and business practices that collect and use consumer data. It’s the second of three public events convened by the Federal Trade Commission. Panel discussions will address privacy implications of technology, social networking, cloud and mobile computing. Participants include the nation’s top consumer protection official, government policymakers, chief privacy officers, practicing attorneys, and academics.

The event is hosted by Berkeley Law’s Center for Law & Technology.

8:30 am – 6:30 p.m., Thursday, Jan. 28
UC Berkeley School of Law’s Booth Auditorium. See campus map.
Participants include:

Pamela Jones Harbour, commissioner, FTC;
David Vladeck, director, Bureau of Consumer Protection, FTC;
Joanne McNabb, chief, CA Office of Privacy Protection; panelist, technology and policy;
Nicole Wong, vp and deputy general counsel, Google; panelist, social networking;
Scott Shipman, chief privacy officer, eBay; panelist, cloud computing;
Erika Rottenberg, vp, general counsel, LinkedIn; panelist, social networking;
Paul Schwartz, professor, Berkeley Law; panelist, cloud computing;
Chris Hoofnagle, lecturer, Berkeley Law; panelist, technology and privacy;
Deirdre Mulligan, assistant professor, UC School of Information; welcoming remarks.

Additional organizations represented on the privacy panels include Intel, AT&T, Microsoft, Electronic Frontier Foundation, U.S. PIRG, Nokia,, Yahoo!, and more.

For a complete agenda and speakers’ list, go to the Federal Trade Commission Web site at

DETAILS: Event is free and open to the public and media. Pre-registration is not required. Members of the public and press who wish to participate but who cannot attend can view a live Webcast on the day of the event.

For more information about the three FTC privacy roundtables, contact the agency’s Office of Public Affairs, 202-326-2180.