Please join Kelley Drye & Warren’s Communications Practice Group and the Silicon Flatirons Center for a roundtable discussion on Information Intermediaries on June 17, 2015 from 4 – 6 PM.

Data collection by third parties on behalf of consumers can enable innovation, competition, and consumer choice by “unlocking” data and providing information to consumers in far more accessible and readily understandable forms than when such information was, often literally, under lock and key.  To ensure that such information is kept in a secure fashion, and consumer provider interests are protected, regulators will need to develop some guidance as to how these heretofore unregulated third-parties will be held accountable for storing and using sensitive information. The event will discuss how to approach this important issue that will both undergird consumer confidence in such providers and protect those consumers who use such services.  At the roundtable, we will bring together a range of leaders in government, academic, and the private sector to reflect on what regulatory architecture can best advance the twin goals of (1) liberating information in electronic form to benefit consumers and innovation; and (2) safeguarding that such information is used appropriately and with the consent and awareness of the affected consumer.  The discussion will be led by Aneesh Chopra, Co-founder and Executive Vice President, Hunch Analytics, and Phil Weiser, Dean and Silicon Flatirons Executive Director, University of Colorado Law School.

Following the event we will be hosting one of our quarterly Telecom, Media, and Technology Mixers at Sequoia, located on the Georgetown Waterfront at 3000 K Street, Washington DC, from 6 – 8 PM.