Upcoming Data Privacy Week: July 26, 2021


(Reuters) – Here are some upcoming events of interest to the data privacy community. Unless otherwise specified, all times are local and court appearances are virtual due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Tuesday July 27

9 a.m.ET – The U.S. Federal Trade Commission hosts PrivacyCon, an annual event that explores research and trends in consumer privacy and data security. Panels and presentations will cover topics such as algorithms, advertising technology, the Internet of Things, child and youth privacy, and the pandemic.

Wednesday July 28

10:30 a.m. (ET) – The Consumer Protection and Trade Subcommittee of the US Energy and Trade Committee is expected to hold a legislative hearing with the commissioners of the US Federal Trade Commission titled “Transform the FTC: Legislation to Modernize Consumer Protection ”.

Thursday July 29

9 a.m. (ET) – The 6th U.S. Court of Appeals to hear a woman’s appeal against an order by an Ohio district court dismissing her proposed class action lawsuit under the U.S. telephone consumer protection from energy supplier Realgy LLC for unsolicited calls. The lower court dismissed the case last year for lack of jurisdiction, agreeing with Realgy’s argument that the federal robocall law was unconstitutional once Congress passed an exception for robocalls made to collect government guaranteed debt in 2015 until the U.S. Supreme Court overturned the exception. in 2020. The case is Roberta Lindenbaum v. Realgy LLC, et al, 6th US Circuit Court of Appeal, No. 20-4252. For Lindenbaum: Ellen Nobel in public justice. For Realgy: Ryan Watstein of Kabat, Chapman & Ozmer. For the United States, one speaker: Lindsey Powell of the United States Department of Justice.

Do you know of an event that could be included in the coming week when it comes to data privacy? Contact Sara Merken at [email protected]

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