On April 12, 2011, partner Dana B. Rosenfeld spoke at The George Washington University Law School. She participated in The Future of Privacy Forum titled "While Legislation Gets Mulled, Privacy Law Gets Made."
Last month, for the first time ever, an Administration came out in favor of a baseline privacy law, establishing a "Privacy Bill of Rights." And lawmakers on Capitol Hill continue with preparation for drafts of legislation related to this topic. Off of Capitol Hill, trade groups, Internet browsers and many others are working to understand what it will take to provide the necessary tools that broaden privacy options for online users. This follows the recent FTC Google Buzz settlement, which imposed a first-time ever "comprehensive privacy program."
This forum examined how privacy law is expanding and also looked at the parallel privacy universes on and off of Capitol Hill.