Conference Agenda - Consumer Watchdog

The Future of Online Consumer Protections:
A Consumer Watchdog Policy Conference
8:00 AM
Registration, Continental Breakfast
8:30 AM
Welcome from Consumer Watchdog’s Jamie Court and John M. Simpson
8:45 AM
Keynote speaker
David Vladeck, Director, Bureau of Consumer Protection, Federal
Trade Commission
9:30 AM
Protecting consumers while they surf the Web: How “Do Not Track
Me” would work and other ideas
Chris Soghoian, Privacy and security researcher
Susan Grant, Director of Consumer Protection, Consumer
Federation of America
Ginger McCall, Staff Counsel, EPIC
10:30 AM
Protecting electronic health records and ensuring patient safeguards in the
online medical marketing era
Dr. Deborah Peel, Founder, Patient Privacy Rights
Jeff Chester, Executive Director, Center for Digital Democracy
11:30 AM
Competition and antitrust issues on the Internet
Gary Reback, Of Counsel, Carr & Ferrell LLP
Scott Cleland, President, Precursor LLC
Melanie Sabo, Assistant Director for Anticompetitive Practices,
Bureau of Competition, Federal Trade Commission
12:30 PM
1:00 PM
Luncheon Keynote
Daniel J. Weitzner, Associate Administrator, National
Telecommunications and Information Administration, Department
of Commerce
1:40 PM
The Internet’s impact on creative arts
Stuart Bernstein, literary agent
Michael Capobianco, Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of
America (SFWA)
Salley Shannon, American Society of Journalists and Authors
2:30 PM
Wrap-up and adjourn