Privacy Talk

More than 50 representatives from the technology industry, policy organizations and the press attended a panel discussion on "Privacy and the Network of You" hosted by Sun Microsystems last week.

The panelists shared their perspectives on the challenges and potential solutions to protect individual privacy in an age in which more and more personal information is moving onto the Internet, including financial data, health records, family photos, personal profiles, etc. 

Dr. Moira Gunn, host of NPR's Tech Nation and BioTechnation, moderated the panel and raised issues that ranged from the role of companies in protecting their employees' and their customers' privacy to the impact of existing legislation, the need for standardized regulations and how social networking sites have increased privacy risks, particularly for young people.

You can watch the panel in its entirety here:


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Panelists included:

  • Jim Allen, Chief Privacy Officer, Agilent Technologies
  • Michelle Dennedy, Chief Privacy Officer, Sun Microsystems
  • Dr. Moira Gunn, Host of NPR's Tech Nation and BioTech Nation
  • Barbara Lawler, Chief Privacy Officer, Intuit
  • Joanne McNabb, Chief, California Office of Privacy Protection
  • Deirdre K. Mulligan, Clinical Professor of Law; Director, Samuelson Law, Technology & Public Policy Clinic; Director, Clinical Program
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