Fernando M. Pinguelo

IAPP 2016 Global Privacy Summit Recap

The IAPP held its annual Global Privacy Summit in Washington DC between April 3rd and 6th.  Drawing more than 3,500 attendees, the IAPP said it was the largest summit they had ever put on, and to their knowledge the largest of its type in the world. eWhite House Watch had the opportunity to attend the conference as part of the press corps.  As it has in years past, the conference combined fascinating opportunities to hear about cutting edge issues in privacy law with great opportunities to connect with privacy professionals from around the globe.   The conference drew some of the best speakers and biggest names in the privacy community.  For example, one of the keynote speakers was Brad Smith, Microsoft’s Chief Legal Officer and President.  Mr. Smith’s theme was that this is the best of times and the worst of times for privacy in America.  “Privacy is one of the defining issues of our time.”  With everything being connected, we can all benefit from the use of big data, advances in human centered technology, and vast networks of people and computers.  But, hacks like the one Sony experienced, and concerns regarding encryption’s role in the Paris attacks, are just a few examples of the challenges facing privacy professionals.  He emphasized that there is no single answer and that the private sector and governments need to work together to draw proper lines that protect people’s privacy while also providing for their safety.  In short, there is a lot of work to do, but Mr. Smith emphasized that “Privacy should be a cause worth embracing.”

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Comprehensive 50 State and Federal Cyber Law and Proposed Legislation Survey Available NOW

We are pleased to announce that “A Primer on Cybercrimes In The United States and Efforts to Combat Cybercriminals – 50 State and Federal Cyber Law and Proposed Legislation Survey,”  authored by Fernando Pinguelo and Bradford Muller and published by the Virginia Journal of Law and Technology (University of Virginia School of Law, Spring 2011) is now available.

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Members of the ABA International Law Section Gather in Paris for Annual Meeting and Learn About Cloud Computing

Members of the American Bar Association – International Law Section gathered on November 5, 2010 at The Westin Paris in Paris, France to actively participate in a panel discussion titled “Ephemeral Boundaries: Cross-Border Implications of Cloud Computing” sponsored by the International Litigation Committee.

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The Crimes Are Virtual But The Damages Are Real: The World Gathers In Brazil For The Congress On Electronic Crimes And Protection

Recently, our very own Fernando M. Pinguelo was able to sit down with Brazillian Cyber Law Attorney Opice Blum for a discussion on the Congress on Electronic Crimes and Protection.  Below is a partial transcript of their Question-and-Answer session:

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