National Press Club

The Future of Online Consumer Protections

The Future of Online Consumer Protections

December 1, 2010 8:00 AM

Location: First Amendment Lounge


* Protecting consumers while they surf the web: How to make a "Do Not Track Me" list work and other ideas.
* How costs can be cut with electronic medical records while still maintaining patient privacy.
* Is online health and drug marketing deceptive? Does it invade consumers' privacy?
* The antitrust case the Justice Department could make against Google.
* How the Internet is impacting the creative arts.
* What caused Google's Wi-Spying and what are the remedies?


* David Vladeck, Director, FTC Bureau of Consumer Protection
* Daniel J. Weitzner, Associate Administrator for Policy, National Telecommunications and Information Administration, Department of Commerce


* Ginger McCall, EPIC Staff Counsel
* Chris Soghoian, Privacy and security researcher
* Susan Grant, Director of Consumer Protection, Consumer Federation of America
* Dr. Deborah Peel, Founder, Patient Privacy Rights
* Ginger McCall, EPIC Staff Counsel
* Jeff Chester, Executive Director, Center For Digital Democracy
* Gary Reback, Of Counsel, Carr & Ferrell LLP
* Scott Cleland, President, Precursor LLC
* Melanie Sabo, Assistant Director for Anticompetitive Practices, Bureau of Competition, Federal Trade Commission
* Stuart Bernstein, literary agent
* Michael Capobianco, Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America (SFWA)
* Jamie Court, President, Consumer Watchdog
* John M. Simpson, Director, Inside Google Project

Carmen Balber
Washington Director
Consumer Watchdog
413 E. Capitol St. SE, 1st Floor
Washington, D.C 20003
p:(202) 629-3043

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