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4th Annual • 2015

The fourth annual Higher Education Privacy Conference (HEPC) will be held on Monday, May 11, 2015 at the George Washington University Marvin Center in Washington, DC.

An additional day-long workshop Building a Privacy Program for Higher Education – will be held on Tuesday, May 12, 2015 at the George Washington University Marvin Center in Washington, DC.  This workshop is separate from the conference.  Participants can add it on for an extra fee.

DATE, TIME, AND LOCATION

HIGHER EDUCATION PRIVACY CONFERENCE
Monday, May 11, 2015 from 8 AM to 5 PM

George Washington University Marvin Center
800 21st Street Northwest
Washington, DC 20052

WORKSHOP
Tuesday, May 12, 2015 from 8 AM to 5 PM

George Washington University Marvin Center
800 21st Street Northwest
Washington, DC 20052

ORGANIZERS

DANIEL J. SOLOVE
John Marshall Harlan Research Professor
George Washington University Law School
President & CEO, TeachPrivacy

TRACY MITRANO
Principal, Mitrano & Associates, LLP
Director of Internet Culture, Policy and Law Program, Cornell University

SPEAKERS

PANEL SPEAKERS (MAY 11)

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WORKSHOP SPEAKERS (MAY 12)

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REGISTRATION

To register, click the button below.

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The registration fees are as follows:

Higher Education Privacy Conference (HEPC)
Monday, May 11th, 2015
$395/person

Workshop: Building a Privacy Program in Higher Education
Tuesday, May 12, 2015
$495/person

To Reserve a Spot: If you want us to hold a spot for you while you get budget approval please send an email to hepconference@gmail.com with the subject “Reserve.”  Include in the email your name, title, organization, and whether you also plan to attend the workshop.  We will hold a spot for you.   At a later date, you will still need to register and pay.

Conference Fee Reductions and Waivers: The conference and/or workshop fee can be reduced or waived if you write to us and explain the reason you need a discount or waiver of the fee.  We are eager to facilitate participation, and we understand that budgets can be limited.  If you make a request, please indicate what your budget will afford on the conference and/or workshop and briefly explain the situation.  Please opt to pay as much as your budget can afford, as we can support more participants at partial payment than at full fee waivers.  Decisions regarding a discount or waiver will be made on a case-by-case basis.  Factors will include not just your situation but also our own ability to manage costs and our available space.

Questions: If you have any questions about the event, please email Daniel Solove.

SPONSORSHIP INQUIRIES

The HEPC is made possible through the generous support of our sponsors (listed toward the bottom of this page).  We welcome sponsors and have a variety of sponsorship opportunities.  Sponsorship is a terrific way to gain exposure to our participants.

If you are interested in our sponsorship prospectus and/or discussing sponsorship, please email Daniel Solove.

ABOUT THE EVENT

HEPC

The HEPC is one-day event that focuses on privacy and information management in higher education.

The event consists of a combination of speakers and smaller breakout discussion groups to foster interactivity and engagement.

Participants have a wide array of backgrounds, from higher education information officers, security officers, privacy officers, compliance officials, and general counsel.

Also attending are key individuals from industry, law firms, associations, and government regulators.

 

WORKSHOP

The workshop, Building a Privacy Program for Higher Education, is designed to provide participants with:

an overview of the privacy and data security laws affecting higher education and the key things to know about them

step-by-step guidance for developing a privacy program suitable for institutions of higher education

detailed guidance for sharing data with cloud service providers and other third party vendors

practical “in the trenches” wisdom about the political and logistical challenges involved with developing a privacy program at institutions of higher education

ARCHIVE OF PREVIOUS EVENTS

1st Annual HEPC 2012
2nd Annual HEPC 2013
3rd Annual HEPC 2014

HOTELS

We don’t have an official conference hotel or room block, but there are many hotels nearby GW Law School.  Here’s a list of nearby hotels.  We recommend One Washington Circle Hotel, which is nearby and affiliated with George Washington University.

AGENDA
HIGHER EDUCATION PRIVACY CONFERENCE
MONDAY, MAY 11, 2015

Below is the agenda for the Higher Education Privacy Conference on May 11, 2015.

Click here for a PDF of the Agenda

TIME ACTIVITY LOCATION
8:00 AM – 8:30 AM Breakfast Room TBA
8:30 AM – 9:00 AM Introductory Remarks by Daniel Solove and Tracy Mitrano Room TBA
9:00 AM – 10:30 AM

Panel, Education Privacy: A New Regulatory Paradigm?

Since FERPA in 1974, there has been scant regulatory attention on education privacy. The issue hasn’t been covered much by the media and hasn’t grabbed the public’s attention – until recently. These days, there is a dramatic shift taking place, with states passing new laws, new self-regulatory measures, several bills in Congress, a major proposal from the White House, and many NGOs starting to do more work in this area. Are we entering into new regulatory paradigm for education privacy? What would the best role for regulators be? What should new laws seek to do? What kind of reforms should be made with FERPA?

Panelists

  • Kathleen Styles, Chief Privacy Officer, U.S. Department of Education
  • Jules Polonetsky, Executive Director, Future of Privacy Forum
  • Dipayan Ghosh, National Economic Council, Executive Office of the President
  • Steven McDonald, General Counsel, Rhode Island School of Design
Room TBA
10:30 AM – 11:00 AM Break Room TBA
11:00 AM – 12:15 PM

Discussion Session 1:

Education Privacy: A New Regulatory Paradigm?

In this breakout discussion session, we will discuss the issues explored in the previous panel session.

Moderators:

  • Daniel J. Solove, Professor, GW Law School
  • Tracy Mitrano, Principal, Mitrano & Associates, LLP
  • Others TBA

Group A – Room TBA

Group B – Room TBA

Group C – Room TBA

12:15 PM – 1:15 PM Lunch Room TBA
1:15 PM – 2:30PM

Discussion Session 2:

Cloud and Third Party Vendors

In this breakout discussion session, we will examine relationships with Cloud and third party vendors. What are the most important measures that should be taken to ensure adequate privacy/security protections in these business negotiations and contract formation with cloud providers? What level of vendor oversight is the government looking for, what level is best practice, and how does an institution focus limited resources to best reduce risk in this area?

Moderators:

  • Daniel J. Solove, Professor, GW Law School
  • Tracy Mitrano, Principal, Mitrano & Associates, LLP
  • Others TBA

Group A – Room TBA

Group B – Room TBA

Group B – Room TBA

2:30 PM – 3:00 PM Break Room TBA
3:00 PM – 4:15 PM

Discussion Session 3:

Dealing with a Crisis: Privacy/Security Incident Prevention and Response

In this breakout discussion session, we will discuss the best way to prevent and respond to both privacy and security incidents. What measures should be undertaken to prepare for a privacy/security incident? Should incidents involving privacy matters to be treated differently than ones involving security? How should institutions prepare for each type of incident? What kind of preventative measures should be put in place (policies, assessments, training, etc.)?
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Moderators:

  • Daniel J. Solove, Professor, GW Law School
  • Tracy Mitrano, Principal, Mitrano & Associates, LLP
  • Others TBA

Group A – Room TBA

Group B – Room TBA

Group B – Room TBA

4:15 PM – 4:30 PM Concluding Remarks
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AGENDA
WORKSHOP:
BUILDING A PRIVACY PROGRAM IN HIGHER EDUCATION
TUESDAY, MAY 12, 2015

Below is the agenda for the optional workshop on May 12, 2015.

Click here for a PDF of the Agenda

TIME ACTIVITY LOCATION
8:00 AM – 8:30 AM Breakfast Room TBA
8:30 AM – 9:00 AM Introductory Remarks by Daniel Solove and Tracy Mitrano Room TBA
9:00 AM – 10:00 AM

Data Privacy Law 101

Daniel Solove will provide an overview of the various privacy laws that affect higher education and provide key details about complying with each.

Room TBA
10:00 AM – 11:30 AM Break Room TBA
11:30 AM – 12:30 PM

Building a Privacy Program

Daniel Solove will discuss the components of a privacy program and how to develop them. We will explore how privacy programs work in various types of organizations and companies and how to adapt them for the higher education context.

Room TBA
12:30 PM – 1:30 PM Lunch Room TBA
1:30 PM – 2:30PM

Sharing Data with Cloud Providers and Other Third Party Vendors

Elise Dieterich, a partner at Kutak Rock LLP, with extensive privacy law experience, along with Daniel Solove and Tracy Mitrano will discuss how to share data with cloud providers and other third party vendors. What are the factors that should be looked at when evaluating the suitability of a third party? What elements that should be included in the contract? Specific and concrete guidance will be provided.

Room TBA
2:30 PM – 3:00 PM Break Room TBA
3:00 PM – 4:45 PM

Practical Considerations for Developing a Privacy Program

Tracy Mitrano will discuss some of the practical, logistical, and political considerations involved with developing a privacy program. How can one improve “buy in” by the top administration? How can various departments and separate components of a college or university be brought together? How can one achieve participation by various members of the community – administrators, staff, faculty, students, and third parties?

This session will be informal, with ample time for group discussion.

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4:45 PM – 5:00 PM Concluding Remarks
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 SPONSORS

Thank you to our sponsors, who have made this conference possible.

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