Berkeley Law Privacy Forum: Silicon Valley

ATTENTION: Assignment desks; higher education, high-tech, and legal reporters

The second annual day-long Berkeley Law Privacy Forum will feature leading academics and practitioners discussing the latest developments in privacy law. Faculty affiliated with the law school’s Berkeley Center for Law and Technology and panelists will discuss the implications for ‘real world’ information privacy law problems. Panel topics include the collision between the E.U. and U.S. privacy laws, the privacy risks posed by free online technologies, the corporate role of chief privacy officers, and more.

Thursday, March 21, 8:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Four Seasons Silicon Valley
East Palo Alto, CA

Keynote speaker: Travis LeBlanc, special assistant attorney general, CA Department of Justice; architect of the California mobile apps framework.


  • Michael D. Hintze, associate general counsel, chief privacy officer, Microsoft;
  • Harriet Pearson, partner, Hogan Lovells and former chief privacy officer, IBM;
  • Chris Hoofnagle, director of information privacy programs, Berkeley Law;
  • Paul Schwartz, professor, Berkeley Law, and international expert on privacy, copyright, telecommunications and information law;
  • Jennifer M. Urban, director of the Samuelson Law, Technology & Public Policy at Berkeley Law.

Go here for a full list of speakers and panelists

Media are invited to attend free of charge.

The conference is co-sponsored by Ropes & Gray and Hogan Lovells. For more details, go here or contact Julia Tier, 510-642-4712, or