The Second Wave of Global Privacy Protection
November 16, 2012 | Saxbe Auditorium
The mid-1990′s brought a flurry of activity in privacy legislation across the world. The European Directive on Protection of Personal Data, HIPAA, FCRA, and Data Protection Act of 1998 are but a few examples of legislation passed to address evolving privacy interests in the digital age. The first wave of legislation was accompanied by significant legal discussion and scholarship in law review articles, symposiums, and academic critiques. During the years following September 11, legislation and discussion of privacy issues cooled as security interests took center stage.
Recent disputes and questions regarding government access to data, multinational corporations and their use of customer data, the proposed development of privacy laws in developing economies, and the European Union’s proposed changes to their data protection laws have brought the topic back to the center of attention across the world.
On November 16, 2012, the Ohio State Law Journal, working closely with Faculty Symposium Advisor Peter Swire, will present “The Second Wave of Global Privacy Protection.” This symposium will bring together practitioners, academics, and government officials from across the world to analyze the latest developments in global privacy issues and provide discussion of the future of privacy legislation and policy.
Faculty Advisor: Professor Peter Swire
Editor-in-Chief: Barbara Jordan
Symposium Editor: Thomas Vetter
Global Privacy in the News
- Google Reports Rise in Government Surveillance (Nov. 13, 2012)
- Facebook Lobbying Europe on ‘Unreasonable and Unrealistic’ Privacy Law Reform–But EC Commissioner Doesn’t Sound Like She’s For Turning (Nov. 9, 2012)
- The Impact of EU Privacy Regulation in the US (Nov. 9, 2012)
- E.U. To Tighten Web Privacy Law, Risking Trans-Atlantic Dispute (Nov. 9, 2011)
- The Legal Battle Over Cell Phone Location Privacy (Oct. 27, 2012)
- Privacy Concerns Grow Over FBI Data Gathering (Oct. 27, 2012)
- Verizon Wireless Raises Privacy Ire Over Data Collection (Oct. 18, 2012)
- GAO Report: Wireless Consumers Don’t Know How Location Data Are Shared (Oct. 11, 2012)
- Medical Privacy Threatened By Loophole In Draft EU Data Protection Law, Professor Warns (Oct. 8, 2012)
- F.T.C. To Fine Warner Unit $1 M Over Kids Privacy (Oct. 3, 2012)
- U.S. Is Tightening Web Privacy Law to Shield Young (Sept. 27, 2012)
- F.T.C. and White House Push For Online Privacy Laws (May 9, 2012)
- Weaving Around Web Privacy Controls (Feb. 24, 2012)