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    Events of Interest: Federalist Society: Data Collection, Privacy, and Competition (Dec. 10)

    From the Web site:

    Data Collection, Privacy, and Competition

    With the integration of the internet into vast areas of trade and commerce, the importance of being able to reach a large and targeted potential customer base is placing a premium on the retention of large amounts of private information that may then be used to sell goods and services. The privacy implications of this phenomenon have been much discussed. But does the practice of collecting private information raise competition issues? If so, how should competition concerns be balanced against the benefits consumers may gain from these practices? Is this a matter that warrants intervention by competition authorities? Is there a synergy between privacy and competition concerns or are they effectively separate inquiries?

    Speakers:
    Gary Reback, Author, Free the Market: Why Only Government Can Keep the Marketplace Competitive and Of Counsel, Carr & Ferrell LLP
    Charles F. “Rick” Rule, Partner, Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP
    Prof. Josh Wright, Assistant Professor of Law, George Mason University School of Law
    Jason Cheadle, President, Silicon Valley Lawyers Chapter (Moderator)

    RSVP to: events@svfedsociety.org.

    Date: Thursday, December 10 at 5:30 p.m.
    Location: Hilton Hotel, 4949 Great America Parkway, Santa Clara, CA 95054
    For more information: http://www.fed-soc.org/events/id.2015/event_detail.asp

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