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Symposium on Data Privacy

The Kentucky Law Journal and the University of Kentucky College of Law present a Symposium on Data Privacy entitled “Your Rights in a Digital World,” on Friday, October 10, 2014 from 9:30 – 2:30 pm. The event will take place in the College of Law Courtroom.

This symposium is dedicated to the question of how we govern data privacy when personal data is ubiquitous.

Guest speakers for this event include:
Professor Leslie P. Francis, Distinguished Professor of Law and Philosophy, Alfred C. Emery Professor of Law, and Associate Dean for Faculty Research and Development in the College of Law at the University of Utah. Professor Francis teaches and writes extensively in the areas of health law, bioethics, and disability. She currently serves as co-chair of the Privacy, Confidentiality, and Security subcommittee of the National Committee on Vital and Health Statistics.

Professor Raymond Ku, Director of the Center for Cyberspace Law & Policy and Professor of Law at Case Western Reserve University School of Law. An internationally recognized scholar, Professor Ku writes on legal issues impacting individual liberty, creativity, and technology. His articles appear in the law reviews and journals of Berkeley, Chicago, Georgetown, Minnesota, Vanderbilt, and Wisconsin, among others, and he is the lead author of the first casebook devoted exclusively to the study of cyberspace law.

Professor Dennis D. Hirsch, Geraldine W. Howell Professor of Law at Capital University Law School. Professor Hirsch conducts research on privacy regulation. His scholarship argues that privacy injuries are to the information economy what environmental damage has been to smokestack industry – a negative side-effect of business activity. His work explores whether environmental law can serve as a constructive model for privacy regulation.

Professor David Thaw, Assistant Professor of Law and Information Sciences at the University of Pittsburgh and an Affiliated Fellow of the Information Society Project at Yale Law School. His research and scholarship examine the regulation and impact of Internet and computing technologies, with specific focus on cybersecurity, privacy, cybercrime, and cyberwarfare.

Professor Patricia Sánchez Abril, Associate Professor of Business Law at the University of Miami School of Business Administration. She spent several years at Univisión Network, the largest Spanish-language television network in the United States, where she specialized in international business transactions, specifically intellectual property rights, talent, and other entertainment-related contracts. Professor Abril has published primarily in the areas of intellectual property and privacy law, with her most recent work focusing on privacy and its relation to social media, health, securities, and tort law.

Professor Jacqueline Lipton, Baker Botts Professor of Law and Co-Director for the Institute for Intellectual Property and Information Law at the University of Houston Law Center. While Professor Lipton will not be at the symposium, she worked closely with Professor Abril on her presentation. Her scholarship focuses on law and digital technology, as well as law and the creative arts. She is the co-author of multiple editions of a leading cyberspace casebook (Cyberspace Law: Cases and Materials, (with Professor Raymond S. R. Ku) as well as sole author of Internet Domain Names, Trademarks and Free Speech (Edward Elgar, 2010) and Security Over Intangible Property (LBC Thompson, 2000).

Lawrence Siry, Collaberatuer Scientifique at the University of Luxembourg. Siry received his J.D. from New York Law School and practiced in the field of criminal defense in New York for nearly fifteen years, most recently at the Criminal Defense Practice of the Legal Aid Society in Manhattan, where he served as a supervising attorney. In 2013 he received his Doctorate of Law from the University of Luxembourg and has conducted research on freedom of expression and comparative privacy rights in the U.S. and Europe.

The Honorable Jennifer B. Coffman, retired U.S. District Judge, is the moderator for the symposium. She became the first female federal judge in Kentucky at the time of her appointment in 1993. She went on to become the first female federal chief judge in 2007. On January 8, 2013, Coffman retired after serving on the court for 19 years.

Guest may register for this event here.

This program should be approved by the Kentucky Bar Association CLE Commission for 3 hours of CLE credit.