Friday, December 14, 2007

CPO Panel Highlights Privacy Challenges

On Wednesday, December 12, TRUST Policy Director Deirdre K. Mulligan participated in a panel of privacy experts for a discussion on Privacy and the Network of You. The event was hosted by Sun Microsystems and moderated by National Public Radio’s Dr. Moira Gunn. Panelists from industry, academia, and the State of California discussed a number of challenges to personal privacy, data protection, and information security as well as recent events such as the large number of data breach incidents and identity theft cases.

Prof. Mulligan, the Director of the Samuelson Law, Technology & Public Policy Clinic and a Clinical Professor of Law at UC Berkeley, was joined by Chief Privacy Officers from Agilent, Intuit, and Sun as well the Chief of the California Office of Privacy Protection.