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Subcommittee on Privacy, Technology, and the Law Roundtable July 25: Senators Flake (R-AZ) and Coons (D-CT) organized a roundtable on privacy and consumer data protection. Director Hirsch participated in a free flowing conversation with the Senators, representatives of industry, and civil society to discuss current big data challenges to privacy and evaluate existing and proposed legislative and regulatory mechanism for protecting consumers in the big data era.

IViR Summer Course on Privacy Law and Policy July 2-6, 2018: Director Hirsch was a faculty member in the University of Amsterdam Institute for Information Law’s Summer Course on Privacy Law and Policy focused on privacy law and policy related to the Internet, electronic communications, and social media. Hirsch joined with expert faculty including Joris van Hoboken, Kristina Irion, Neil Richards, Chris Hoofnagle, and Frederik Borgesius.

IAPP Panel on “Ethics of Innovation” Mar. 28, 2017: Director Hirsch joined Michelle De Mooy of the Center for Democracy and Technology and Rob Sherman of Facebook to lead an interactive discussion on “The Ethics of Innovation: How Privacy and Data Advancements Can Coexist” at the IAPP’s Global Privacy Summit in Washington, DC.

Hirsch leads CPDP Ethical Analysis Panel: Jan. 25, 2018: Director Hirsch traveled to Brussels to moderate a Computers, Privacy and Data Protection Conference panel on “The Role of Ethical Analysis in Privacy and Data Protection Assessments” featuring Gemma Clavell, Eticas; Gry Hasselbalch, DataEthics; Evert-Ben van Veen, Medlawconsult; and Hilary Wandall, TrustArc.