(PRWEB) March 13, 2014
From credit card breaches and NSA surveillance programs to drones, the problems of privacy and information security have moved to the forefront of popular debate in the U.S. These issues increasingly intersect with intellectual property laws as content owners and users seek new methods for resolving privacy, cyber- and information-security conflicts.
Leaders in the IP and information technology and privacy industries will discuss these latest issues at the first Intellectual Property and Information Security Law conference at The John Marshall Law School in Chicago on March 20. “When Worlds Collide: Emerging Intersections in Privacy, Information Access and Intellectual Property” celebrates the creation of the school’s new Center for Intellectual Property, Information and Privacy Law.
“Expanding our curriculum to include privacy law and information technology allows us to illuminate this bridge and offers us tremendous possibilities for innovation,” said Doris E. Long, director of the Center for Intellectual Property, Information and Privacy Law. “In doing so, we will continue to lead the way so that students, practitioners, policymakers and academics can master the challenges of new technologies and new digital realities.”
The new Center combines the existing Center for Intellectual Property Law and Center for Privacy and Information Technology into a program that builds upon John Marshall’s leadership in the fields and dedication to practice-ready training. For the second year in a row, John Marshall boasts the 12th-ranked IP program in the nation, according to U.S. News & World Report.
At the March 20 event, the first of two morning panel discussions will look at Privacy, Data Security and Proprietary Controls, while the second panel will focus on Cybersecurity, Enforcement and Technology. Lunch will also be provided to participants and Dr. Richard Sobel, the director for the Cyber Privacy Project at Northwestern University Law School will be the afternoon speaker.
Who: Center for Intellectual Property, Information and Privacy Law
What: When Worlds Collide: Emerging Intersections in Privacy, Information Access and IP
Where: The John Marshall Law School, 315 S. Plymouth Court, Chicago, IL 60604
When: 9 a.m. – 2 p.m., March 20, 2014
How Much: $75 General Registration; Free to current JMLS Faculty, Students, and Staff; Approximately 4 hours of CLE credit available
Go to http://events.jmls.edu/registration/node/521 to register. For more information, please contact Christine Kraly at ckraly(at)jmls(dot)edu