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Cardozo Arts and Entertainment Law Journal (AELJ) will be hosting a symposium at the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law on April 4, 2014 at 9:30 a.m. Data privacy is a current hot topic of discussion amongst legal scholars, public policy makers, practicing attorneys, businesspersons, and consumers alike. Recently, the large-scale consumer data breach at Target raised concerns over the adequacy of consumer information protections. Edward Snowden’s NSA leaks made us reassess the government’s data collection program and whether collections should be limited or at least disclosed to the public. Such events have forced policy makers and scholars to discuss what kind of legal reforms or procedures must be put into place protect the public’s private data from abuse.
While data-collection programs have sparked serious concern about personal privacy rights, data collection, in particular “Big Data,” has various beneficial and profitable uses. Large pools of consumer and public data can be assessed to discover certain patterns and correlations to help private entities and the government to make better decisions when serving consumers and the general public
To protect consumer and public information, some critics have called for new federal regulation. Others demand limitations on the quality and quantity of permissible data to be collected. In contrast to these proposed protections, AELJ’s symposium will focus on the role of transparency, disclosure, and notice practices during data collections, and if such transparent practices would serve as a better safeguard to ameliorate data privacy concerns while balancing the interest of the public with those of the government and private data collectors.
This symposium has been approved for 3.0 New York State CLE credits in the category “Areas of Professional Practice.”
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Cardozo Arts & Entertainment Law Journal (AELJ)
For over thirty years, Cardozo Arts & Entertainment Law Journal (ISSN 0736-7694) has routinely published topical legal analysis on arts, entertainment, intellectual property, First Amendment, sports, cyberlaw, and media and telecommunications law. AELJ is proud to have maintained its position as a leading journal in for arts, entertainment, and sports law, and intellectual property law, according to the most recent journal rankings released by the Washington and Lee University School of Law. Please see www.cardozoaelj.com for more details or subscription information.