Mobile applications and the services they provide have been one of the fastest growing areas of technology innovation. The service of collecting data from app users has enabled the industry to utilize information to help find, connect, discover, and imagine new tools for app users. Access and use of consumer data in an evolving and complicated ecosystem have also triggered a rise in privacy concerns. To preserve the consumer trust necessary to maintain the pace of innovation and ensure responsible data practices, the key participants in the app ecosystem all need to work together.
To better understand their respective roles in this new ecosystem, platforms, app developers, carriers, consumers and policymakers are gathering to address current and pressing consumer privacy issues. The Application Developers Alliance and the Future of Privacy Forum, with their partner the Stanford Law School Center for Internet and Society, will host the App Developer Privacy Summit on April 25, 2012.
Chris Wolf, Co-Head of Hogan Lovells' Privacy and Information Management practice and Co-Chair of the Future of Privacy Forum, will moderate the "Regulators Panel." On this panel, regulators will address the role of government and the responsibility of industry to balance the convenience of apps with importance of individual privacy. The panel will feature:
- Laura Berger - Federal Attorney, Division of Privacy and Identity Protection, Federal Trade Commission
- Travis LeBlanc - Special Assistant Attorney General for Technology, State of California
- Joanne McNabb - Chief, California Office of Privacy Protection
- John Morris - Director of Internet Policy, National Telecommunications and Information Administration
Click here to view the agenda.