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Information Privacy and Innovation in the Internet Economy
National Telecommunications and Information Administration; International Trade Administration
Department of Commerce
May 7, 2010
9am - 3pm
Recognizing the vital importance of the Internet to U.S. innovation, prosperity, education, and political and cultural life, the Department has made it a top priority to ensure that the Internet remains open for innovation. The Department of Commerce has assembled a newly created Internet Policy Task Force (Task Force) whose mission is to identify leading public policy and operational challenges in the Internet environment.
The agenda for the public meeting will be posted on NTIA's website at least one week prior to the meeting.
This meeting will be webcast. The agenda and webcast information will be available on NTIA's website at www.ntia.doc.gov.
Secretary of Commerce Gary Locke is scheduled to deliver keynote remarks. Also participating with remarks will be NTIA's Administrator and Assistant Secretary Lawrence Strickling, the Department of Commerce's General Counsel Cameron Kerry, and other U.S. Government officials.
The meeting will be open to members of the public on a first-come, first-served basis. The meeting will be physically accessible to people with disabilities.
Individuals requiring accommodation services, such as sign language interpretation or other ancillary aids, should communicate their needs to Manu Bhardwaj at least two (2) days prior to the meeting. Attendees should arrive at least one-half hour prior to the start of the meeting and must present a valid passport or other photo identification upon arrival.
Members of the public will have an opportunity to ask questions at the meeting.
8:30 AM - 9:00 AM Registration
9:00 AM - 9:30 AM Welcome and Opening Remarks by Secretary Gary Locke
9:30 AM - 10:30 AM Keynote Discussion: Global Internet Commerce and Free Flow of Information
Moderator: Assistant Secretary for Communications and Information Lawrence E. Strickling
Description: This panel will focus on the importance of the U.S. privacy framework to commerce, innovation,
and economic growth. It will highlight the motivation for today's discussion.
Nicole Wong, VP and Deputy General Counsel, Google
Larry Irving, Vice President of Global Government Affairs, HP
Leslie Harris, President and Chief Executive Officer, Center for Democracy & Technology
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM Panel 1: Privacy, Innovation and Global Trade
Moderator: ITA Deputy Under Secretary Michelle O'Neill
Description: This panel will focus on the importance of free information flows in support of international
trade and innovation. Panelists will discuss the benefits and privacy implications of cloud
computing and the effects of privacy‐related data transfer restrictions.
Fred Cate, Professor, Indiana University - Opening
Dan Burton, Senior Vice President, Global Public Policy, Salesforce
Nuala O'Connor Kelly, Chief Privacy Leader, General Electric
Harriet Pearson, Vice President, Security Counsel and Chief Privacy Officer, IBM
Jim Halpert, Partner, DLA Piper
11:30 AM - 11:45 AM Break
11:45 AM - 12:45 PM Panel 2: Privacy Frameworks and Innovative Uses of Personal Information
Moderator: Andrew McLaughlin, Deputy Chief Technology Officer, Internet Policy, OSTP
Description: This panel will focus on innovative uses of information to personalize users' online experience,
make product recommendations, provide services, and connect people with similar personal,
business or community service interests. Panelists will also discuss the privacy considerations
these uses create.
Deborah Estrin, Professor, University of California - Opening
Pam Dixon, Executive Director, World Privacy Forum
Tim O'Shaughnessy, CEO, Living Social
Ed Felten, Professor, Princeton University
12:45 PM - 1:45 PM Lunch Break
1:45 PM - 2:00 PM Afternoon Remarks by Cameron Kerry, General Counsel to the U.S. Department of Commerce
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM Panel 3: Innovations in Transparency and Choice
Moderator: Marc Berejka, Senior Advisor for Technology Policy, Department of Commerce
Description: This panel will focus on how U.S. industry has responded to consumer privacy concerns by
increasing transparency and user choice on profiling and advertising practices. Panelists will
also discuss user reactions to these changes and what can be expected next.
Mike Zaneis, Vice President, Public Policy, IAB - Opening
Lee Peeler, Executive Vice President, National Advertising Self‐Regulation, Council of Better Business Bureaus
Jules Polonetsky, Chief Privacy Officer, Future of Privacy Forum
Anne Toth, Vice President of Policy and Head of Privacy, Yahoo
Respondent: Jessica Rich, Assistant Director, Division of Privacy and Identity Protection, Federal Trade
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM Panel 4: Privacy on the Ground
Moderator: Daniel J. Weitzner, Associate Administrator for Policy Analysis & Development, NTIA
Description: The panel will focus on U.S. and international privacy protections and enforcement in practice
and how the U.S. legal system can influence privacy protection in the private sector and abroad.
Deirdre Mulligan, Professor, UC Berkeley - Opening
Peter Cullen, Chief Privacy Strategist, Microsoft
David Hoffman, Director of Security Policy and Global Privacy Officer, Intel
Sandra Hughes, Global Privacy Executive, P&G
Joel Kelsey, Federal and International Affairs Policy Analyst, Consumers Union
Respondent: Phil Verveer, Ambassador, Deputy Assistant Secretary of State and U.S. Coordinator for
International Communications and Information Policy, State Department
4:00 - 4:15 PM Closing Remarks by Daniel J. Weitzner, Associate Administrator for Policy Analysis &
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