January 2012 The PII Problem

The PII Problem: Privacy and a New Concept of Personally Identifiable Information

Personally Identifiable Information (PII) is one of the most central concepts in information privacy regulation, but there is no uniform definition of it. Moreover, the US and European Union approach this topic in different ways. Finally, computer science has shown that PII and non-PII are not immutable categories. You are invited to hear Professors Paul Schwartz and Daniel Solove present their new paper the PII Problem: Privacy and a New Concept of Personally Identifiable Information, which discusses personally identifiable information and proposes a concept entitled “PII 2.0.” A panel discussion will follow.

Audio from this event is now available on UC Berkeley’s iTunes Channel at http://itunes.apple.com/us/itunes-u/the-pii-problem-privacy-new/id494002768?i=109276234

Thursday, January 5, 2012
9:00 a.m.-10:30 a.m.
Breakfast available at 8:30 a.m.

Microsoft Innovation & Policy Center
901 K Street, NW, 11th Floor
Washington, DC 20001

Kindly RSVP to dcrsvp@microsoft.com

This event is co-sponsored by the Microsoft Innovation & Policy Center, the Berkeley Center for Law & Technology and the George Washington University Law School.

Panelists Include:

Chris Calabrese
American Civil Liberties Union  

D. Reed Freeman, Jr.  
Morrison & Foerster, LLP  

Maneesha Mithal
Federal Trade Commission,
Bureau of Consumer Protection  

Paul Schwartz
Berkeley Center for Law & Technology  

Daniel Solove  
George Washington University Law School  

Jules Cohen
Microsoft Trustworthy Computing

This event has been planned to comply with the requirements of the Legislative and Executive Branch gift rules. Executive Branch personnel wishing to attend should consult with their designated Agency Ethics Office.