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OTA Data Security & Privacy Reception & Salon Dinner

The Online Trust Alliance (OTA)

Monday, September 30, 2013 from 6:00 PM to 9:30 PM (PDT)

OTA Data Security & Privacy Reception & Salon Dinner

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Data Protection & Privacy Reception & Dinner
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Thought Leadership Data Protection and Privacy Reception & Salon Dinner
Washington Meets Washington

Join the Online Trust Alliance for a special a invite dinner and dialog with Federal Trade Commission, Commissioner Maureen Ohlhausen, Howard Schmidt, former White House cybersecurity advisor, Billy Hawkes, Data Protection Commissioner of Ireland and Rob McKenna, Partner at Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP, former Washington State Attorney General.

This progressive dinner will provide an open and off the record dialog on a range of data security and privacy issues with a focus on stewardship and innovation. As big data is creating big headlines and mobile applications evolve, this dinner promises to provide strategic insights and prescriptive advice to business leaders as they navigate the evolving data security and privacy landscape.  

Do Not Track, COPPA, Safe Harbor and beyond!  As data privacy and security are fast becoming the next "green movement", this dinner is a must attend for business and policy executives. 

Dinner includes a moderated fireside chat discussion and Q & A.


Underwritten in part by the generous support of




Billy Hawkes
Irish Data Protection Commissioner
Billy was appointed Irish data protection commissioner in 2005 for a five-year term. He was reappointed in 2010 for a further five years. As data protection commissioner, he has responsibility for overseeing the implementation in Ireland of Irish and European Union data protection legislation. He is a member of the European Union’s Article 29 Working Party and the joint supervisory bodies of EUROPOL and EUROJUST. In 2009, Hawkes was appointed chair the Commission for the Control of INTERPOL’s Files. Prior to his appointment, Hawkes worked as a civil servant in a number of government departments.


Maureen K. Ohlhausen
Commissioner of the Federal Trade Commission
Maureen was sworn in as a Commissioner of the Federal Trade Commission on April 4, 2012, to a term that expires in September 2018.

Prior to joining the Commission, Ohlhausen was a partner at Wilkinson Barker Knauer, LLP, where she focused on FTC issues, including privacy, data protection, and cybersecurity.

Ohlhausen previously served at the Commission for 11 years, most recently as Director of the Office of Policy Planning from 2004 to 2008, where she led the FTC's Internet Access Task Force. She was also Deputy Director of that office. From 1998 to 2001, Ohlhausen was an attorney advisor for former FTC Commissioner Orson Swindle, advising him on competition and consumer protection matters. She started at the FTC General Counsel’s Office in 1997.

Before coming to the FTC, Ohlhausen spent five years at the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit, serving as a law clerk for Judge David B. Sentelle and as a staff attorney. Ohlhausen also clerked for Judge Robert Yock of the U.S. Court of Federal Claims from 1991 to 1992.

Ohlhausen graduated with distinction from George Mason University School of Law in 1991 and graduated with honors from the University of Virginia in 1984.

Ohlhausen was on the adjunct faculty at George Mason University School of Law, where she taught privacy law and unfair trade practices. She served as a Senior Editor of the Antitrust Law Journal and a member of the American Bar Association Task Force on Competition and Public Policy. She has authored a variety of articles on competition law, privacy, and technology matters.

Ohlhausen lives in Virginia with her husband, Peter Ohlhausen, and their four children


Howard A. Schmidt
Former, White House Cyber-Security Coordinator
Howard Schmidt serves as a partner in the strategic advisory firm, Ridge Schmidt Cyber, an executive services firm that helps leaders in business and government navigate the increasing demands of cybersecurity. He serves in this position with Tom Ridge, the first secretary of the Department of Homeland Security. He also serves as executive director of The Software Assurance Forum for Excellence in Code (SAFECode).

Howard A. Schmidt brings together talents in business, defense, intelligence, law enforcement, privacy, academia and international relations, gained from a distinguished career spanning 40 years.

He served as Special Assistant to the President and the Cybersecurity Coordinator for the federal government. In this role Mr. Schmidt was responsible for coordinating interagency cybersecurity policy development and implementation and for coordinating engagement with federal, state, local, international, and private sector cybersecurity partners.

Previously, Mr. Schmidt was the President and CEO of the Information Security Forum (ISF). Before ISF, he served as Vice President and Chief Information Security Officer and Chief Security Strategist for eBay Inc., and formerly operated as the Chief Security Officer for Microsoft Corp. He also served as Chief Security Strategist for the US-CERT Partners Program for the Department of Homeland Security.

Mr. Schmidt also brings to bear over 26 years of military service. Beginning active duty with the Air Force, he later joined the Arizona Air National Guard. With the AF he served in a number of military and civilian roles culminating as Supervisory Special Agent with the Office of Special Investigations (AFOSI). He finished his last 12 years as an Army Reserve Special Agent with Criminal Investigation Division’s (CID) Computer Crime Unit, all while serving over a decade as police officer with the Chandler Police Department.

Mr. Schmidt holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration (BSBA) and a master’s degree in organizational management (MAOM) from the University of Phoenix. He also holds an Honorary Doctorate degree in Humane Letters. Howard was an Adjunct Professor at GA Tech, GTISC, Professor of Research at Idaho State University and Adjunct Distinguished Fellow with Carnegie Mellon’s CyLab and a Distinguished Fellow of the Ponemon Privacy Institute.

Howard is a Ham Radio operator (W7HAS), a private pilot, outdoorsman and an avid Harley-Davidson rider. He is married to Raemarie Schmidt, a forensic scientist and researcher and instructor in the field of computer forensics. Together, they are proud parents, and happy grandparents.

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McCormick & Schmick's Seafood & Steaks
700 Bellevue Way Northeast
Bellevue, WA 98004

Monday, September 30, 2013 from 6:00 PM to 9:30 PM (PDT)

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The Online Trust Alliance (OTA)

OTA's mission is to enhance online trust, while promoting innovation and the vitality of the internet. Founded in 2005, OTA’s goal is to help educate businesses and policy makers, developing best practices to enhance the protection of users' security and privacy. OTA supports collaborative public-private partnerships, benchmark reporting, meaningful self-regulation and data stewardship.  https://otalliance.org

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