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New video: Data privacy conference speakers

July 30, 2012

PORTLAND, Maine – Talks by some of the world’s leading experts on data privacy can now be viewed online, at the website of the University of Maine School of Law’s Center for Law and Innovation.

The presentations were made on June 22 during Maine’s Law’s third annual conference on information privacy.

Speakers this year included Harriet Pearson, Vice President, Security Counsel and Chief Privacy Officer for IBM; Chris Wolf, director of the privacy and information management practice group at Hogan Lovells, and co-founder of the Future for Privacy Forum; and Maine Law alum Trevor Hughes, President and CEO of the International Association of Privacy Professionals.

The theme of the conference was consumer privacy, which has been an issue of intense debate in Congress, the Federal Trade Commission, the US Department of Commerce, and even at the White House.

The conference also marked the final day of the two-week Information Privacy Institute at the University of Maine School of Law. The Institute, created in partnership with the International Association of Privacy Professionals, is the nation’s first for-credit summer law school program in information privacy. Attendees of the Institute included law students and professionals, who have the option at the end of the program to sit for the Certified Information Privacy Professional (CIPP) Exam, one of the most important credentials in the information privacy profession.

Maine Law's Center for Law and Innovation offers one of the country’s top programs in information privacy law.

The 2012 data governance conference was sponsored by the University of Maine School of Law, the International Association of Privacy Professionals, and the law firm Bernstein Shur.

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Media contact: Trevor Maxwell, communications director at Maine Law
Office: 207-228-8037/ Cell: 207-286-4431/ email: trevor.maxwell@maine.edu