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    Events of Interest: ACS Panel on Electronic Privacy (Aug. 24)

    The Bay Area Lawyer Chapter of the American Constitution Society presents: “Privacy Law 2.0- Modernizing the Electronic Communications Privacy Act.”

    In 1986 The Bangles were all the rage, mobile phones were bigger than your head, and the World Wide Web didn’t even exist. A lot has changed since then — but not electronic privacy law. Since its drafting in 1986, the Electronic Communications Privacy Act (ECPA) has become a patchwork of inadequate and confusing standards. This panel of attorneys from major technology companies, civil liberties organizations, and academia will discuss recent case law, the impact of an outdated ECPA on clients, business, the public, and government, and the broad-based coalition effort currently underway to modernize ECPA and better protect privacy and innovation in the 21st century.

    The panelists are:

    • Kevin Bankston, Senior Staff Attorney, Electronic Frontier Foundation
    • Jim Dempsey, Vice President for Public Policy, Center for Democracy & Technology
    • Susan Freiwald, Professor, University of San Francisco School of Law
    • Michael D. Hintze, Associate General Counsel, Microsoft Corporation
    • Nicole A. Ozer, Technology and Civil Liberties Policy Director, ACLU of Northern California
    • Richard Salgado, Senior Counsel, Law Enforcement and Information Security, Google Inc.

    RSVP here.

    Date: Tuesday, August 24, 2010 from 12:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. local time
    Location: ACLU of Northern California; 39 Drumm Street; San Francisco, CA
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