2018 Highlights


Hirsch testified at US Senate Subcommittee on Privacy, Technology, and the Law Roundtable | July 25, 2018
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.

Hirsch taught IViR 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 expert faculty including Joris van Hoboken, Kristina Irion, Neil Richards, Chris Hoofnagle, and Frederik Borgesius.

Hirsch led Computers, Privacy, and Data Protection focused ethical analysis panel | January 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.