Colorado Research Institute for

Security and Privacy

2013 CRISP Workshop on Information Security and Privacy

Prof. John Soma
Sturm College of Law
University of Denver

A Legal Perspective of the Privacy/Security Interface

About Dr. Soma:
Professor Soma earned his J.D. and Ph.D. (in Economics) from the University of Illinois, Urbana, Illinois, and then worked for the U.S. Department of Justice/Antitrust Division for four years where he was primarily assigned to the U.S. v. IBM Litigation. In 1979, he joined the Sturm College of Law faculty, where he teaches Internet and Computer Law, Antitrust, and Privacy Law, and has authored 7 books and over 40 professional articles on technology/law and privacy. He is also the Executive Director of the Privacy Foundation ( here at the University of Denver.

Talk abstract:
As the legal privacy mandates continue to rapidly expand at the state, federal, and international level, there are ever increasing needs for “Privacy By Design” just as there always have been the needs for well planned “Security By Design”. This CRISP Session will focus on recent privacy developments that will need dramatic changes to the software supporting the systems. As with all security design, the privacy demands will be best met by appropriate design planning, rather than a series of “patches” and “add-ons”. The sample of developing privacy mandates will include: State Privacy Drone Regulations, Responses in the Telco Market for the FBI “stingray” surveillance tool, Facebook proposed “Grocery Bag” intelligence systems, Google’s new “digital afterlife— Inactive Account Manager” (interfaces with the French 'Right to Be Forgotten' Privacy Right), CISPA Government/Industry personal data sharing, among others. Plenty of time will be left for active discussion and questions.

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