The Privacy Symposium will address a number of key national and international privacy policy issues and present industry-specific hypothetical case studies. The Symposium will convene a wide variety of noted experts in the field, with the goal of developing and sharing thoughtful and practical approaches to privacy and security policies and procedures.

Privacy Basics Preconference Session:

The Symposium will commence on the afternoon of Tuesday, August 21m 2007 with a special preconference session on Privacy 101 - The Basics for Beginning Privacy Professionals chaired by Kirk Nahra, Esq., CIPP, Partner, Wiley Rein LLP.

Plenary Sessions:

The Symposiums plenary sessions will be chaired by Arthur Miller, Esq., Bruce Bromley Professor of Law, Harvard Law School, Peter Swire, Esq., C. William O'Neill Professor of Law, Moritz College of Law, Ohio State University, and Joan I. Greco, Esq., Former Editor, Harvard Law Review and will feature national and international privacy experts.

Privacy Track Sessions:

The Symposium will feature the following half-day track sessions:

  • Healthcare/Pharma/Biotech/Device Privacy Policy
  • Financial Services Privacy Policy
  • Marketing Privacy Policy
  • Information Technology and eCommerce Privacy Policy
  • Global Privacy Policy
  • Advanced Issues in Privacy Policy and Practice
Hypothetical Case Studies:

Each track session will end with the following one and one half hour hypothetical case study involving the active participation of all attendees:

  • Healthcare Case Study by Booz Allen Hamilton
  • Financial Services Case Study by Ernst & Young
  • Marketing Case Study by Hogan & Hartson
  • Information Technology Case Study by KPMG
  • Global Privacy Case Study by Deloitte & Touche
  • Data Breach Case Study by PricewaterhouseCoopers
Goals & Objectives:
  • To provide a comprehensive overview of the privacy and data security national and international operational environment
  • To discuss the roles of Privacy Professionals in a variety of industries, including health care, financial services and e-commerce
  • To present series of hypothetical case studies on privacy issues in healthcare, financial services, information technology, data breach, and global and marketing/customer privacy issues
  • To analyze the key components of a privacy and data security program
  • To provide a opportunity for networking and bext practice exchnage for the nation's leaders in privacy and data security
Who Should Attend:
  • Chief Executive Officers
  • Chief Operating Officers
  • Chief Privacy Officers
  • Chief Security Officers
  • Chief Technology Officers
  • Chief Financial Officers
  • Compliance Officers
  • Corporate Counsel
  • Ethics Officers
  • Risk Managers
  • Attorneys
  • Financial Services Executives
  • E-Commerce Executives
  • Hospital Executives
  • Medical Directors
  • Marketing Managers
  • Data Managers
  • Consultants
  • Government Agency Employees
  • Information Technology Managers
  • HIPAA Project Managers
  • GLB Project Managers
  • Journalists
  • Executive Recruiters
  • Government Contractors
  • Academics
  • Privacy Policy Experts


The Symposium will issue certificates of attendance that can be submitted to certifying bodies for continuing education credits.


Arthur R. Miller is the Bruce Bromley Professor of Law at Harvard Law School and is an expert in Civil Procedure. For the past several years he has also been a visiting Professor at New York University School of Law. Professor Miller was also a legal advisor for ABC's Good Morning America and Court TV, and the host of a weekly television show titled Miller's Court on WCVB-TV. He graduated from University of Rochester in 1955 and Harvard Law School in 1958. After graduating from law school, he worked for three years at the New York law firm Cleary Gottlieb before beginning his academic career. Professor Miller has taught at the University of Minnesota, The University of Michigan and has been an advisor and supplementary lecturer at Concord Law School. He currently teaches at Harvard Law School and New York University School of Law. He is a Faculty Fellow, Berkman Center for Internet & Society where he led the Berkman Center's inaugural online lecture and discussion series, Privacy in Cyberspace. Professor Miller is said to be the infamous Rudolph Perini, a pseudonym author Scott Turow used in his autobiographical account of Harvard Law School, One L, to describe a particularly abrasive professor.

Joan I. Greco, Esq. is a noted editorial consultant and writer. She began her association with Fred W. Friendly, long time producer of Edward R. Murrow, while she was an editor of the Harvard Law Review. Since that time, she has worked on over thirty PBS programs, including most recently Who Cares: Chronic Illness in America; Disconnected: Politics, the Press and the Public; Epidemic! and Beyond Black & White: Affirmative Action in America. She has also written such outstanding seminar programs as, "Privacy and Security" and "Whose Law, Whose Order?" from the Liberty and Limits series, "Reworking the American Dream", "Reinventing the Corporation", and "New Markets, New Challenges" from the Profits and Promises series; Before I Die: Medical Care and Personal Choices; and Your Money and Your Life: America's Managed Care Revolution. Greco also produced Fred Friendly's farewell series, the five-part That Delicate Balance II: Our Bill of Rights. She has clerked for Judge Ruth Bader Ginsburg on the U.S. Court of Appeals, and for Justice Sandra Day O'Connor on the United States Supreme Court.


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