On March 20, 2013, partner John J. Heitmann moderated a session at the 8th Annual Privacy & Data Security Symposium in Washington, DC. The program, "Somebody's Watching You: Surviving in a Surveillance Society," was devoted to the state of the law with respect to government and business access to and of individuals' personal information via monitoring or tracking. Mr. Heitmann moderated the session "Business Access to Information – What Bargains Have Employees and Consumers Struck?" The session explored the latest developments regarding what personal information employers, advertisers, marketers, and third-party service providers can access without violating privacy laws or crossing the line. The panelists offered best practices and practical guidance to help keep clear of trouble when accessing personal information.
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