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As our lives become more dependent upon technology, the personal data collected by these electronic devices is a growing concern of many. The implications this data collection will be the subject of a panel discussion on Friday, Aug., 3, during the American Bar Association Annual Meeting in Chicago.
“Can’t Touch This – Or Can They? Government Searches, Privacy, and Security in a Digital Age,” sponsored by the ABA Section of Science and Technology Law, will be held from 10-11:30 a.m. at the Hyatt Regency Chicago’s East Tower, Columbus Hall KL.
Just how much data is collected about us? According to a recent article in Forbes, the answer is 2.5 quintillion bytes – and growing, as the internet of things expands. Even more surprising – 90 percent of the world’s data was generated in the last two years alone.
"As we witness great advances in technology, courts are struggling with how traditional legal rules apply, particularly when troves of personal information are made readily available, said panel moderator Paul M. Rosen, the former chief of staff at the Department of Homeland Security and a partner at Crowell & Moring. “We will explore these new technologies, dive into what is changing and where the law is going in this digital age.”
The goal of the panel is to highlight the legal, privacy and constitutional concerns associated with the collection and movement of massive amounts of data, lay out the statutory and legal framework for thinking about these issues, and provide practical advice and solutions to lawyers and companies struggling to make sense of it.
Program highlights include:
In addition to Rosen, panelists include Uma M. Amuluru, senior counsel, Boeing; Stephanie S. Christensen, cyber and intellectual property crimes section chief, National Security Division, U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Central District of California; Rajesh De, partner, Mayer Brown and former general counsel at the National Security Agency; and Jonathan Gannon, assistant vice president and senior legal counsel, AT&T, and former Department of Justice National Security Division deputy unit chief.