IGF-USA 2021 Session

The Future of Data: Privacy Foundations and Legislative Approaches

Thursday, July 15

1:30 – 2:45 PM EDT

Please join our panelists for a discussion of how the U.S. can consider and incorporate the foundations of privacy, whether derived from global, human rights principles or the US Constitution, into federal legislative efforts. The discussion will take a thematic approach building from a discussion of the definition of privacy to the construction of a framework that should be applied to legislative initiatives. The panel will discuss the tensions between operational and legislative imperatives and what businesses can reasonably be expected to execute in compliance with proposed laws. How can Congress design a forward looking, risk-based law that will provide a strategic approach for today’s environment and flexibility for the future?

Jennifer Huddleston

Director of Technology and Innovation Policy, American Action Forum

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Jennifer Huddleston is the Director of Technology and Innovation Policy at the American Action Forum. Jennifer’s research focuses on the intersection of emerging technology and law.

Her work has appeared in a wide range of outlets including Morning Consult, USA Today, the Chicago Tribune, Slate, and The Hill. Jennifer has appeared on media outlets including CNBC and Fox Business to discuss to technology–related issues. She has also testified before Congress and state legislatures, and has been a regular panelist on issues such as antitrust, transportation innovation, data privacy, and liability for content on online platforms including Section 230.

Jennifer has a JD from the University of Alabama School of Law and a BA in political science from Wellesley College.

Jane Bambauer

Professor of Law, University of Arizona

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Jane Bambauer is a Professor of Law at the University of Arizona. Professor Bambauer's research assesses the social costs and benefits of Big Data, surveillance, and communications technologies. She has recently served as the Reporter for the Uniform Commission of Law's effort to establish a uniform state privacy statute. Professor Bambauer directs the TechLaw program and is the deputy director for the NSF-funded Center for Quantum Networks. Her articles have appeared in the Stanford Law Review, the Michigan Law Review, the California Law Review, and the Journal of Empirical Legal Studies. Professor Bambauer's own data-driven research explores biased judgment, criminal justice, and gender equity. She holds a B.S. in mathematics from Yale College and a J.D. from Yale Law School.

Marty Abrams

Executive Director, Information Accountability Foundation

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Martin Abrams, Executive Director and Chief Strategist for the Foundation, has 35 years of experience as an information and consumer policy innovator. Multi-stakeholder collaboration has been a key for Abrams in developing practical solutions to dilemmas in information policy. His most recent work has been on big data governance and privacy compliance driven by demonstrable data stewardship. For the past five years, he has led the Global Accountability Project, which has refined the accountability principle that is part of various data protection laws and guidance documents.

Abrams has also provided leadership in other policy areas. He worked on multilayered privacy notices, which changed the way policymakers and organizations thought about privacy transparency. His work is generally reflected in new laws and regulatory guidance in jurisdictions from Asia, across Europe, and in the Americas. He has led educational seminars on almost every continent and has been a key advisor to four International Conference of Data Protection and Privacy Commissioners. He has been deeply involved in the development of the APEC Cross Border Privacy Rules and has also been involved with the OECD Working Party on Information Security and Privacy. He is an advisor to numerous benchmark corporate privacy programs.

Abrams was the co-founder and President of the Centre for Information Policy Leadership at Hunton & Williams LLP, which he led for 13 years. Prior to that, he was Vice President of Information Policy at Experian and Director of Information Policy at TRW Information Systems where he designed one of the early privacy impact assessment tools. He also chaired their Consumer Advisory Council. Abrams began his consumer policy work at the Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland where he was Assistant Vice President and Community Affairs Officer. At the Federal Reserve Bank, he drove collaboration by helping banks and the communities they serve find their intersection of self-interest.

Abrams continues to seek practical solutions to assure information-driven innovation with personal dignity at the Foundation.

Peter Winn

Acting Chief Privacy and Civil Liberties Officer at United States Department of Justice

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Peter A. Winn currently serves as the Acting Chief Privacy and Civil Liberties Officer (CPCLO) of the United States Department of Justice.

The CPCLO is responsible for ensuring the Department’s compliance with the laws, regulations and established policies designed to protect the privacy of individuals, as well as ensuring that concerns about privacy and civil liberties are appropriately considered in the development and implementation of laws, regulations and policies related to the Department’s mission. The Department of Justice Office of Privacy and Civil Liberties consists of a team of specialized attorneys and privacy professionals dedicated to carrying out the responsibilities of the CPCLO. Mr. Winn has served as the Acting CPCLO of the Department since January 2017.

Prior to becoming the Acting CPCLO, Mr. Winn served for nearly 20 years as an Assistant U.S. Attorney (AUSA) in the Western District of Washington and the Northern District of Texas. In 2014, he served a detail to the Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board where he was its Acting General Counsel during its review of the National Security Agency programs that were the subject of the Edward Snowden disclosures. From 2010 to 2012, he served a detail to the Department of Justice Office of Legal Counsel, where he was an attorney-advisor. Before joining the Department of Justice as an AUSA, he was a Special Assistant Attorney General for the Attorney General of Texas, and an associate at Carrington, Coleman in Dallas, and Patterson, Belknap in New York. He clerked for James B. McMillan, in the Western District of North Carolina.

Mr. Winn has taught as an adjunct professor at the school of law at University of Washington, at Southern Methodist University, and at the University of Melbourne. He has published articles on the Fourth Amendment, computer security, health privacy, and the right of access to public court records. He received his J.D. cum laude from Harvard Law School in 1986, an MPhil in Philosophy from the University of London where he was a Marshall Scholar, and a B.A. magna cum laude from Williams College. As a young child, he grew up in Myanmar (then known as Burma), where his parents were Christian missionaries.


Stuart Ingis

Chairman, Venable

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Stuart Ingis, a partner at Venable LLP, is nationally recognized as a leading attorney on privacy, marketing, advertising, eCommerce, and Internet law. He co-leads Venable's eCommerce, Privacy, and Cybersecurity practice, which won the Chambers USA Award for Excellence for the top privacy practice and top advertising practice in the United States. He has been repeatedly listed in the first tier of privacy attorneys in Chambers USA, Legal 500, and ComputerWorld magazine.

Mr. Ingis regularly represents companies in the media, communications, Internet, information services, advertising, retail, and financial services industries before the U.S. Congress, the Federal Trade Commission, and other federal and state agencies. He is well-known for representing clients in crisis management situations. He defends companies in investigations by the FTC and State Consumer Protection Authorities. He regularly counsels clients on privacy and marketing issues and practices. He conducts internal assessments of company practices and products, and works with companies to design and implement compliance systems and best practices.

Mr. Ingis brings coalitions together and leads self-regulatory efforts in the eCommerce, privacy, and data security space. He serves as policy counsel to the Association of National Advertisers and the Digital Advertising Alliance, policy and advertising counsel to the Interactive Advertising Bureau, and counsel to the Coalition for Better Ads.