Privacy in the Age of Drone Fever
Tuesday, March 17
12:30PM - 1:30PM
110 E 2nd St
Drones offer businesses and law enforcement extraordinary efficiency and life-saving benefits, but they also present unique safety and privacy challenges for policymakers. Lisa Ellman, Obama White House veteran and pioneering drone policy advisor, has spent her career bridging the gap between government policy and entrepreneurial innovation. She will explain the current lively debate in our country -- "drone fever" -- about the domestic use of drones for everything from filmmaking to journalism to package delivery to industrial and business security. Lisa believes the key to balancing these opportunities and challenges is a true integration of policy and innovation, known as "Polivation:" Policymakers must promote innovation, and innovators must work hand in hand with policymakers. In this timely talk, Lisa will teach us how our country can make good use of new technologies, including drones, in a way that wins the public's trust and serves its interests.
Mckenna Long & Aldridge LLP
Lisa Ellman has held a variety of positions at top levels of the Executive branch at the White House and the U.S. Department of Justice. Nearly eight years ago, she began working for her former law...Show the rest
Lisa Ellman has held a variety of positions at top levels of the Executive branch at the White House and the U.S. Department of Justice. Nearly eight years ago, she began working for her former law professor, Barack Obama. In a series of presidential appointments, Lisa led work on high-priority policy initiatives for the Obama Administration on issues spanning from open and transparent government to domestic use of Unmanned Aircraft Systems (“UAS”), more commonly known as “drones.” Most recently, she led the DOJ’s effort to develop policy that would govern the use of drones in the United States. Lisa is now in private public policy practice in the Washington, DC office of McKenna Long & Aldridge, where she chairs the firm’s UAS Practice Group. In this role she continues to work on these same issues, using her experience in the federal government to help bridge the sizable knowledge gap between government policymaking and business innovation. In November 2014, Lisa gave a TEDx talk about "polivation" – a new approach to balancing the needs of innovators and policymakers that will enable society to make good use of new technologies, including commercial and private UAS, in a way that wins the public's trust and serves its interests.Hide the rest