26th Annual IPLJ Symposium - Fordham Intellectual Property, Media & Entertainment Law Journal
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26th Annual IPLJ Symposium

26th Annual IPLJ Symposium

Friday, September 21, 2018
9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

150 W. 62ND STREET

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The Fordham Intellectual Property, Media & Entertainment Law Journal (IPLJ) Symposium will be held on
Friday, September 21, 2018 from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at Fordham University School of Law. The general
topic of discussion is the private-sector ecosystem of user data in the digital age. We are currently programming three moderated panel discussions in the areas of: (1) User Data Control, (2) Data Governance Regimes, and (3) Transparency of Notice and Choice Each panel will be one hour and fifteen minutes in its entirety, with each participant having time to introduce themselves, respond to questions, and participate in a debate about the relevant legal issues. The remaining time will be used for questions from the audience.


8:30 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. Check-In and Coffee

9:00 a.m. to 9:15 a.m. Dean Welcoming Remarks

9:15 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. User Control Data Panel 

The User Data Control panel will evaluate different approaches to privacy, determining whether there
is a more effective practice to address user’s lack of control over their data. Panelists will discuss the ability of certain GDPR elements to achieve increased user control, specifically looking at the right of access, right of erasure, and data portability. Panelists will also review various user empowerment tools and the existing efforts of certain legal regimes to acquire user control.

Ari Ezra Waldman New York Law School Professor of Law and Director of the Innovation Center for Law and Technology Moderator
Nizan Geslevich Packin Zicklin School of Business, Baruch College, City University of New York Assistant Professor of Law Panelist
Andrew Selbst Data & Society Research Institute Postdoctoral Scholar Panelist
Yafit Lev-Aretz Zicklin School of Business, Baruch College, City University of New York Assistant Professor of Law Panelist

10:30 a.m. to 10:45 a.m. Break

10:45 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Data Governance Regimes Panel

The Data Governance Regimes panel will discuss the challenges in maintaining the privacy and
confidentiality of data as it continues to accumulate. Panelists will evaluate current compliance obligations and the effectiveness of the FTC in providing standardized frameworks for effective governance, depending on the type of data that companies collect. Panelists will review recommendations for and against more expansive federal and state privacy legislation, looking at whether current regulations support modern business models and innovation in the digital sphere.

Olivier Sylvain Fordham University School of Law Professor of Law Moderator
Lisa J. Sotto Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP Partner and Chair, Privacy and Cybersecurity Practice Panelist
Boris Segalis Cooley LLP Partner and Global Vice Chair, Cyber/Data/Privacy Panelist
Andrew Kopelman Medidata Solutions Vice President, Assistant General Counsel, and Chief Privacy Counsel Panelist
Anthony Ford Medidata Solutions Senior Data Privacy Counsel Panelist

12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. Lunch

1:00 p.m to 2:00 p.m Keynote Speaker

Omer Tene IAPP Vice President, Chief Knowledge Officer Keynote Speaker

2:00 p.m. to 2:15 p.m. Break 

2:15 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Transparency of Notice and Choice Panel 

The Transparency of Notice and Choice panel will evaluate the efficacy of this mechanism to protect
information privacy. Panelists will focus on the role that both content and design play in notifying users of their privacy rights. Panelists will also discuss what it means to provide users with proper notice and choice in an age when digital media and technology are constantly evolving.

Ron Lazebnik Fordham University School of Law Clinical Associate Professor of Law Moderator
Wendy Seltzer World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) Strategy Lead and Counsel Panelist
Liz Woolery Center for Democracy and Technology Senior Policy Analyst Panelist
Maya Uppaluru Crowell & Moring LLP Associate Panelist
Paula Breuning Sequel Technology and IP Law Counsel Panelist

3:30 p.m. Reception


Patrick Hao

Patrick Hao is a third-year J.D. Candidate at Fordham University School of Law and Online Editor of Volume XXIX of the Fordham Intellectual Property, Media & Entertainment Law Journal.