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June 5 Forum on Digital Privacy and Data Protections Needed in the U.S.

Media Invitation

WHAT: A June 5 forum on the need for comprehensive privacy and data protection laws in the U.S. More than 100 nations have enacted comprehensive data protections laws, but the U.S. is not one of them. Policymakers have yet to agree on how to protect personal data, how to give consumers better controls and protections over their personal data, what responsibilities corporations should have to protect data privacy and how best to enforce such protections.

The event will begin with three presentations covering the realities of digital life and will be followed by a chat with U.S. Rep. Jan Schakowsky (D-Ill.). It will conclude with an audience debate in response to questions asked by the moderator. The forum is co-sponsored by Public Citizen, the Transatlantic Consumer Dialogue and the Institute for International Economic Policy at George Washington University.

WHO: U.S. Rep. Jan Schakowsky (D-Ill.)
Monique Goyens, BEUC (Bureau Européen des Unions de Consommateurs)
Finn Myrstad, Norwegian Consumer Council
Brandi Collins-Dexter, Color Of Change
Dr. Johnny Ryan, Brave
Susan Aaronson, George Washington University
Wendy Davis, Media Post

WHEN: 9 a.m. – 12:45 p.m. EDT, Wednesday, June 5

WHERE: City View Room, 7th floor
Elliott School of International Affairs, George Washington University
1957 E Street NW, Washington, D.C.

RSVP: Please RSVP by June 4 at http://bit.ly/privacyforum.