In 1986 the Bangles were all the rage, Donkey Kong was a hot video game, mobile phones were bigger than your head, and the World Wide Web didn't even exist. A lot has changed since then - but electronic privacy law has not. Many Web 2.0 startups don’t realize it but there is a 1986 federal privacy law that applies directly to them and could lead to lawsuits or even criminal liability if users’ data is improperly monitored or disclosed. Does your company comply with the Electronic Communications Privacy Act (“ECPA”) of 1986, or even know that it exists? Do you know what to do when the government or anyone else asks for—or demands—records about your users? Join our panel of veteran Internet lawyers from privacy orgs like ACLU and EFF and companies like Google and Facebook, who will give you a basic understanding of how ECPA affects your business and provide an update on the coalition effort in Washington, D.C. to update this antiquated law to better protect privacy and innovation in the 21st century.
Elizabeth Banker is currently counsel at Zwillinger Genetski LLP and General Counsel of the U.S. Internet Service Providers Association. In July 2010, Elizabeth ended an almost eleven year career at Yahoo!, where she was Vice President and Associate General Counsel for Global Law Enforcement Compliance and Security. Elizabeth has taught ECPA and computer crime law at Georgetown Law Center and the law school at Washington & Lee. She is also the owner of a wine consulting company called Capitol Cuvée.
Joe is the Chief Security Officer at Facebook, where he manages a small part of a company-wide effort to ensure a safe internet experience for Facebook users.
Prior to joining Facebook in 2008, Joe spent over 6 years working in a number of different security and legal roles at PayPal and eBay.
Before entering the private sector, Joe spent 8 years with the United States Department of Justice. He was one of the first federal prosecutors dedicated full-time to fighting high-tech crime, working on many high profile internet cases, ranging from the digital evidence aspects of the 9/11 investigation to child predator, computer intrusion, and economic espionage cases. He was a founding member of the Computer Hacking and Intellectual Property Unit, a special unit based in Silicon Valley dedicated exclusively to high-tech crime prosecution.
Kevin Bankston is a Senior Staff Attorney for the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) and a Fellow at Stanford Law School’s Center for Internet and Society, specializing in free speech and privacy law with a focus on government surveillance, Internet privacy, and location privacy. He regularly litigates issues surrounding location privacy and electronic surveillance, and is currently a lead counsel in EFF’s lawsuits against the National Security Agency and AT&T challenging the legality of the NSA’s warrantless wiretapping program. From 2003-05, he was EFF's Equal Justice Works/Bruce J. Ennis Fellow, studying the impact of post-9/11 anti-terrorism surveillance initiatives on online privacy and free expression. Before joining EFF, he was the Justice William J. Brennan First Amendment Fellow for the American Civil Liberties Union, where he litigated Internet-related free speech cases. He received his J.D. in 2001 from the University of Southern California and his undergraduate degree from the University of Texas.
Nicole Ozer is the Technology and Civil Liberties Policy Director at the ACLU of Northern California. She works on privacy, free speech and new technology and spearheads the organization’s online privacy campaign, Demand Your dotRights (www.dotrights.org).
Nicole graduated magna cum laude from Amherst College and earned her J.D. with a Certificate in Law and Technology from University of California Berkeley. Prior to joining the staff of the ACLU in 2004, Nicole was an intellectual property attorney at Morrison & Foerster. She was recognized by San Jose Magazine in 2001 for being one of 20 “Women Making a Mark” in Silicon Valley.
Nicole is the author of several legal and policy publications, including Privacy & Free Speech: It’s Good for Business, a primer for business on how to bake safeguards into the business development process.
Richard Salgado serves as Google's Senior Counsel for law enforcement and information security matters. Richard also teaches at Stanford Law School and is a senior instructor with the SANS Institute. Previously, Richard served as Senior Counsel in the Computer Crime and Intellectual Property Section of the US Department of Justice. As a federal prosecutor, Richard specialized in investigating and prosecuting computer hacking, illegal computer wiretaps, denial of service attacks, malicious code and other technology-driven privacy crimes. Richard also worked with Yahoo!, focusing on international security and law enforcement compliance issues.
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