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We the People: Creating a Consumer's Bill of Rights

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Who will determine the future of your privacy and digital life? Will it be Apple, Google, Al Franken, or you?Everyone's talking about all of the data people are creating and how it’s protected – or not. Key Internet players have faced lawsuits and legislative, regulatory and media scrutiny for how they track, share, sell, and retain consumer info. This has created a perfect storm for Congress to lead a charge to protect consumer privacy. But governments are as interested in access to consumer and citizen data as any big company.Shouldn’t we the people have a say in defining these standards? Absolutely.We’ll use this session to create a privacy bill of rights that tackles key issues around data, permissions, transparency, exporting information, and data deletion. We’ll use location based services as the case study, led by leading practitioners in the field.Together, in this interactive session, we’ll create 10 unalienable rights and vote to ratify it for the world to use.


Anne Bezancon Pres & Founder Placecast

Anne Bezancon is the Founder and President of Placecast, pioneer in mobile location-based marketing at scale, with clients like The North Face, L’Oreal and Starbucks and partners such as AT&T and Telefonica.

Previously, Anne held senior executive positions at JiWire, Productopia, BEAP and PCI. In 1994, Anne organized the 40,000 participant Forum of the United Nations Conference on Women in Beijing, China, securing major corporate sponsorship from Apple and Hewlett-Packard. She also pioneered the French Minitel, the first large scale online network.

Anne is passionate about data privacy and a frequent speaker at industry events.

Shane Green Co-Founder & CEO

Shane is co-founder and CEO of Personal (, @personal), a private personal network and data vault that empowers individuals to aggregate, own and benefit from their digital information and control who gets access. Beta available on android, mobile web and web (iPhone coming soon). API access for developers available by request. Previously he was co-founder and CEO of The Map Network (acquired by Nokia/NAVTEQ), and VP, Nokia/NAVTEQ Locations Division. He is a Member of the Council on Foreign Relations, serves on the Board of Directors of the Information Technology & Innovation Foundation, and is co-director of the Institute for Education's Media and Technology Roundtable. He graduated from the University of Michigan.

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