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Privacy Piracy

Privacy Piracy

By Mari Frank
With new technology, privacy is diminishing insidiously. There is no other radio or TV show dedicated to privacy issues. With advanced technology and concerns over privacy, our society is losing its privacy and thus its liberty.
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   EDWARD TENNER is a distinguished scholar of the Smithsonian's Lemelson Center for the Study of Invention and Innovation and a visiting scholar in the Rutgers University Department of History. He was a visiting lecturer at the Humanities Council at Princeton and has held visiting research positions at the Institute for Advanced Study and the University of Pennsylvania. His essays and reviews have appeared in The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Wall Street Journal, The Atlantic, The Wilson Quarterly, and, and he has given talks for many organizations, including Microsoft, AT&T, the National Institute on White Collar Crime, the Smithsonian Associates, and TED. His book, Why Things Bite Back: Technology and the Revenge of Unintended Consequences, written in part with a Guggenheim Fellowship, has been translated into German, Japanese, Chinese, Italian, Portuguese, and Czech.
June 19, 2019
   Susan Grant is Director of Consumer Protection and Privacy at the Consumer Federation of America. She works specifically in the areas of privacy, identity theft, online safety and security, telemarketing, electronic and mobile commerce, deceptive marketing, fraud, and general consumer protection issues. Ms. Grant heads CFA’s Consumer Protection Institute, conducts CFA’s annual Consumer Complaint Survey, and is a recognized authority on combating consumer fraud and deception. She began her career in 1976 in the Consumer Protection Division of the Northwestern Massachusetts District Attorney’s Office and subsequently held positions at the National Association of Consumer Agency Administrators and the National Consumers League before joining the CFA staff in 2008. TO LEARN MORE, VISIT WWW.PRIVACYPIRACY.ORG
June 19, 2019
   A partner in Hogan Lovells’ Washington, D.C. office, Mark W. Brennan leads an integrated technology practice that spans privacy, communications, and consumer protection issues.  His clients include leading online companies, wireless carriers, global telecommunications providers, IoT pioneers and app developers, as well as a diverse set of international clients from the transportation, financial services, education, and healthcare sectors.  He advises on connected devices, artificial intelligence, cloud offerings, tech policy, and other cutting-edge challenges and is also well-known for his victories on Telephone Consumer Protection Act issues.  Mark also leads Hogan Lovells’ U.S. LGBT+ affinity group and is a chair of the firm’s Pride+ global ally network. PLEASE VISIT WWW.PRIVACYPIRACY.ORG FOR MORE
June 19, 2019
   Ms. Weiss is founder and president of Women for American Values and Ethics (WAVE). WAVE started in the wake of the 2016 presidential election when a small group of women in south Orange County gathered to resist the various ways American values and ethics were being undermined and challenged by the new administration. WAVE has grown into a strong voice for progressive values, and is now comprised of nearly 900 women throughout Orange County. WAVE is a hybrid super PAC that also engages in grassroots organizing and community service.
June 19, 2019
 Dominique Shelton is an attorney and  partner in the Intellectual Property department of Edwards Wildman Palmer's Los Angeles office. Her practice focuses on complex commercial litigation with a particular concentration in the areas of privacy, class actions, unfair competition, intellectual property and antitrust.  Her representative clients include original equipment manufacturers, television and film studios, cable channels, technology companies, semiconductor distributors, and major arts institutions in Los Angeles. She is a life member and past President of the Women’s Law Association of Los Angeles and a life member and former Board member of the Black Women Lawyers of Los Angeles. Dominique is also a life member of the National Bar Association.  She sat on the Board of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Los Angeles, during the 2007-2010 time period, which serves children at risk. She is the current chair of the Entertainment and IP Law Section of the LA County Bar.   PLEASE VISIT WWW.PRIVACYPIRACY.ORG FOR MORE
June 19, 2019
   Lothar Determann has been helping companies in Silicon Valley and around the world take products, business models, intellectual property, and contracts global for nearly 20 years. He advises on data privacy law compliance, information technology commercialization, copyrights, open source licensing, electronic commerce, technology transactions, sourcing and international distribution via Baker McKenzie's offices in San Francisco and Palo Alto. He is a member of the Firm's International/Commercial Practice Group and the TMT and Healthcare industry groups. LEARN MORE AT WWW.PRIVACYPIRACY.ORG
June 19, 2019
Privacy Piracy Interview w/ Mari Frank & Neal O'Farrell
   Neal O'Farrell is one of the world's most experienced people security experts, and has been fighting cybercrime and identity theft around the world for more than 35 years. He was a member of the Federal Trade Commission's Cybersecurity Roundtable, and producer of the identity theft documentary "In the Company of Thieves." As head of the non-profit Identity Theft Council he has personally counseled thousands of victims of identity theft. He is also the founder of Think Security First!, a national initiative to provide free security awareness training to every business and school in America. To learn more, visit
June 19, 2019
Privacy Piracy Interview w/ Mari Frank & Mark Mao & Jonathan Yee
   Hsiao ("Mark") Mao is a partner in the Cybersecurity, Information Governance and Privacy and Business Litigation practices of Troutman Sanders. Mark is certified by the International Association of Privacy Professionals "(IAPP"), for their ISOapproved programs, as a Fellow of Information Privacy ("FIP"), Certified Information Privacy Technologist ("CIPT"), and a Certified Information Privacy Professional for the United States ("CIPP/US"). He was previously an IT-consultant at Arthur Anderson Consulting, implementing database software. Jonathan Yee is an attorney in the firm’s Cybersecurity, Information Governance and Privacy practice group with an emphasis on Financial Services Litigation. He focuses his practice on the intersection of business and information technology, representing clients in the areas of data security, data privacy, and intellectual property concerns.
June 19, 2019
Privacy Piracy Interview w/ Mari Frank & Todd Spitzer
   Orange County Supervisor Todd Spitzer is a public safety champion devoted to keeping communities safe and ferreting out corruption. As a state legislator, he co-authored Marsy’s Law, which is the Victim’s Bill of Rights and a Constitutional amendment. He was also an assistant district attorney, teacher, and reserve police officer. Todd has led county efforts to relocate the homeless from public spaces in conjunction with building the county’s first homeless shelter and service center. 
June 19, 2019
Privacy Piracy Interview w/ Mari Frank & Patti Titus
   Patricia Titus is the Chief Privacy and Information Security Officer at Markel Corporation. Ms. Titus joined Markel Corporation in January 2016 as the Chief Information Security Officer and added Chief Privacy Officer in January 2017 with responsibility for ensuring the security and privacy of Markel’s information assets and the protection of customer information. Previously, Ms. Titus was the Vice President and Chief Information Security Officer at Freddie Mac, Symantec, Unisys Corporation and the Transportation Security Administration within the Department of Homeland Security. She was focused on transforming, implementing and maintaining robust IT security programs.  Ms. Titus also serves on the Executive Advisory Board for Forcepoint a cyber security company and the Board of Advisors for Guardant Global a worldwide services company. She is on the Board of Directors for the Girl Scouts for the Commonwealth of Virgina and is a Distinguished Fellow at the Ponemon Institute. She serves on the Board of Advisors for the Executive Women's forum. Ms. Titus also worked overseas for several years in various positions within the U.S. Department of Defense, the U.S. State Department and various private sector firms. She has more than 25 years of security management experience.  Learn more at
June 19, 2019