Feb 14 Whose Information is it Anyway? Health Information Privacy in the Digital Age?


Tuesday, February 14, 2012
12:00 AM - 03:00 PM
American University, Washington College of Law Student Lounge

Sponsored by: the Health Law & Justice Initiative

Thanks to recent technological advances, the shift to electronic health records is underway. However, as technology improves and the amount of personal information stored and shared digitally increases, so do concerns about the safety and privacy of our personal health information. This event will discuss the issues involved in protecting health information, while simultaneously allowing access to appropriate parties, as well as the impact of the law on such efforts.

12:00pm-12:05pm Welcome & Introductions

Matthew Pierce, Assistant Director, Health Law & Justice Program 

12:05pm-12:50pm Keynote Address

Alan Goldberg, Attorney & Counsellor-at-Law, Alan S. Goldberg

1:00pm-2:00pm Privacy Concerns Arising from Advances in Technology

Moderator: TBA

Panelists: Julie Barnes, Director of Health Policy, Bipartisan Policy Center; Maya Bernstein, Privacy Advocate, U.S. Department of Health & Human Services; Melanie Teplinsky, Adjunct Professor, AmericanUniversity Washington College of Law

2:00pm-3:00pm Data Mining and Encryption

Moderator: Alan Goldberg, Attorney & Counsellor-at-Law, Alan S. Goldberg

Panelists: Robert Gellman, Privacy and Information Policy Consultant; Meredith Jacob, Program on Information Justice and Intellectual Property, American University Washington College of Law; Phil Smith III, Mainframe Architect, Voltage Security

General Registration, no charge. CLE Accreditation (2.0 hours) will be applied for – CLE Registration, $110.00). To register, please go to www.wcl.american.edu/secle/registration.

For further information, contact: Office of Special Events & Continuing Legal Education, 202.274.4075 or secle@wcl.american.edu.