Student Privacy and Drone Policy: Vote for Hogan Lovells at SXSW 2016

Austin, Texas is renowned for its live music scene, clean air, college vibe … and of course its technology conferences. Two Hogan Lovells lawyers—Bret Cohen and Lisa Ellman—have made the list of finalists for panels at the South by Southwest group of conferences this upcoming March, to talk about Student Privacy and Domestic Drone Policy. Don’t let the audience miss out on these presentations by voting for them at the links below. Practical Student Privacy Vote here. Over the past few years, much has been debated in policy circles about how we can best protect the privacy of student data. In the meanwhile, those on the front lines have had to handle daily questions about the safe and appropriate use technology in the classroom. Vote for Bret Cohen to host a conversation at SXSWedu 2016 with different members of the student data ecosystem—including educators, administrators, and EdTech—about how, practically, they navigate the thicket of federal and state laws, privacy pledges, and parental expectations on an everyday basis. Participants will:

  • Learn what policies, districts, and schools are adopting to make sure that they consider privacy before using new technology in the classroom.
  • Understand the complexities EdTech vendors face to comply with laws as they deliver services on a nationwide basis.
  • Participate in an exercise where panelists consider the possible use of technology in the classroom, from the perspective of schools and EdTech.
Game of Drones: Innovators and Policymakers Unite Vote here. We’re in the midst of drones fever. American companies can’t wait to use drones for everything from filmmaking to news gathering, package delivery to industrial inspections, wedding photography and more. For all their benefits, policymakers restrict drones in the public interest. How can we enjoy the benefits of drones in a way that is safe, secure and protective of Americans’ privacy? Vote for Lisa Ellman, Obama Administration veteran and pioneering drones policy advisor, to talk at SXSW Interactive 2016 about how we can promote innovation while building the public’s trust. Lisa will detail what policymakers should be doing and challenge innovators to help move our government policymaking forward. For a video of Lisa’s TEDx talk on drones, click here.

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