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Privacy Bootcamp for App Developers

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RSVP Required - The current patchwork of international, national, and state privacy laws is a mystery to developers, especially those at startups with just a few employees. Most simply do what they think makes sense, bury their heads in the sand, and hope that everything works out.
It’s not working out. According to recent accounts, 75 PERCENT of all mobile apps do not even publish privacy policies. While most developers want to do right by their customers, they rarely have the knowledge or resources to navigate privacy regulations and terms of service correctly.
This workshop will attempt to give app developers (and those who work with them) all the tools they need to draft a legitimate privacy policy and start implementing privacy by design within their development cycles. This workshop will also help developers identify potential pitfalls that may put them in jeopardy with their customers and the law.


What to Bring:
A laptop or tablet with keyboard.

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Laura Berger Attorney, FTC, Div of Privacy & Identity Protection Federal Trade Commission

Mark Blafkin Exec Dir INNOV8RS Network

Mark is the founder and executive director of the Innovators Network. He has been working in various capacities with startups in the technology industry for more than 15 years. Prior to launching the Innovators Network, Mark advised dozens of early stage companies on marketing and pr strategies. He also serves as Vice President for Public Policy for the Association for Competitive Technology, where he educates media and policymakers from around the world on the interests of technology industry startups.

Morgan Reed Executive Director Association for Competitive Technology

Richard Qiu Vice President of Business Development, Mobile TRUSTe

Richard is responsible for identifying, developing and executing on new business opportunities in areas of online privacy, mobile media, online advertising and data management at TRUSTe. An expert in mobile, digital media and advertising, Richard has extensive experience in launching new products, developing new markets and building successful business. Most recently, Richard was EVP of Business Development at 4INFO and a key figure in shaping 4INFO's growth from a messaging powerhouse to a diversified mobile advertising, technology and media company, and instrumental in driving its platform strategy and the direction of mobile publishing and advertising.

Prior to 4INFO, Richard was VP of Worldwide Business Development at FanBox, a mobile data and billing company that pioneered mobile social community. Prior to that, Richard was AVP of business and client development for BeVocal, where he was responsible for key customer and strategic partnerships with telecommunications carriers, cable operators and media businesses. Prior to BeVocal, Richard has also spearheaded business development and sales at Yodlee. Earlier, Richard was a management consultant with McKinsey & Company. Richard holds a MBA from the University of Chicago and a PhD in Engineering from the Vanderbilt University.