EB SIG: Privacy & E-Business
Privacy & E-Business
This month, the E-Business SIG is pleased to present a panel of experts to discuss privacy issues as they relate to E-Business. Before September 11th, privacy concerns centered around the collection of personal information from consumers and how it would be used by businesses. Since September 11th, calls for increased government surveillance to fight terrorism have raised additional concerns about the potential for abuses of such surveillance.
Closely related to concerns about privacy are concerns about security. Once personal information is in a database, how can we be sure that it will not be inadvertently or maliciously exposed or exploited?
Businesses want information to use in targeted marketing. How are they going to address the legitimate concerns about potential abuses? Should businesses have the right to share or sell personal information without the explicit permission of consumers? Should there be constraints on the ability of businesses to assemble information from disparate sources to "profile" an individual?
How will businesses feel about perhaps having to give increased access to customer information to government agencies in response to recent and and pending surveillance legislation? What operational challenges will this raise for E-Businesses?
Please come to participate in the discussion.
Note: Mark your calendar for Tuesday, November 20th. We are planning, once again, to host a session on predictions for the New Year.
Ms. Pope-Allosso is Privacy Implementation Manager for Wells Fargo. In her 25 years with Norwest and now Wells Fargo, her work as an operations manager, business systems analyst, and project manager in many of the Wells Fargo's banking and trust businesses has uniquely positioned her for her role in Wells Fargo's privacy implementation. She manages a variety of privacy-related activities, including systems projects, and implementation within each line of business. In addition to leading the Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act implementation this year, Ms. Pope-Allosso managed Fair Credit Reporting Act affiliate sharing implementation at Norwest and following the merger, at Wells Fargo.
Wells Fargo is a diversified financial services company with $290 billion in assets, 5,400 stores and nearly 30 million consumer customers, with approximately 3 million online customers. Wells Fargo distributed over 38 million privacy disclosures in 2001.
Mark Schertler is Director of Network Security Services for Primitive Logic. His previous experience includes over 12 years with the National Security Agency leading a team of security experts who worked with the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF), the protocol engineering and development arm of the Internet, to develop a cryptographic Key Management Internet Protocol establishing secure connections between computers on a network. He also spearheaded acceptance of ATM encryption support for the International Telecommunications Union, an arm of the United Nations that develops telecommunication standards. Mr. Schertler's security and privacy expertise has made his input valuable to other government organizations including NATO. Mr. Schertler served as Vice President of Consulting Services for Securify, an innovator in corporate security. He also was a Senior Application Engineer and Product Development Manager for Spyrus/Terisa Systems, a software security company. Mr. Schertler has been featured on various panels nationwide, and on CNET radio.
For over 17 years, Primitive Logic has provided solutions for America's leading companies, including Charles Schwab, Bank of America, Wells Fargo Bank, Safeway Stores, Calpine, among others. Primitive Logic leads the industry in understanding and solving even the most complex business problems. The company specializes in architecting, designing, integrating, and implementing applications and infrastructure solutions encompassing e-commerce, privacy, and security.
Deborah Pierce is founder and Executive Director of privacyactivism.org, a new non-profit privacy organization. Privacyactivism focusus on consumer education campaigns, advocacy, and analysis of privacy issues, with particular emphasis on biometrics, data-matching and privacy risks associated with data collection.
Deborah was a committee member of the Federal Trade Commission's advisory panel on online access and security. She is a frequent public speaker, discussing privacy issues to local bar associations, industry groups, consumer organizations and the general public. She has worked in an advisory role in a significant case involving privacy helping to craft remedies that would better protect consumers' privacy online. In her previous role as a staff attorney for the Electronic Frontier Foundation, she worked on issues related to electronic privacy, database information collection and personal identity.
Thelen Reid & Priest Multipurpose Room
101 Second Street, Second Floor
San Francisco, CA 94105
(Room is provided courtesy of Thelen Reid & Priest, LLP).
7:00-9:00pm presentation and discussion
(Pizza and sodas are provided courtesy of ExecuStaff http://www.execustaff.net)
$10 for non-SDForum Members
No charge for SDForum members and students with ID
No registration required