The Future of Privacy and the Web

15 04 2010

FutureWeb 2010 Conference, Raleigh, N.C., April 30, 1:30-3 p.m.

Marc Rotenberg, president of EPIC, will lead a session on The Future of Privacy and the Web at the FutureWeb conference in Raleigh, N.C.

Chair: Marc Rotenberg, executive director of the Electronic Privacy Information Center.

Session description: Privacy is evolving as people use the Web to share in new ways. Among the issues that can be considered are the economic and political advantages of respect for individual privacy; balancing security and privacy concerns; identity theft, identity fraud and information leaks; concerns tied to Web 2.0 and social networks; cloud computing and privacy (individuals’ control over personal data and data retention); regulation of illegal web content; regulatory models for privacy; network neutrality; frameworks for freedom; ethical dimensions in ensuring the openness of the Internet. The panel will aim to specifically isolate the key challenges and opportunities in the looming future for privacy and the Web and it will work to identify some specific action steps that can be taken today to work for a better tomorrow.


  • Anne Klinefelter

    Anne Klinefelter, expert in privacy law and director of the law library at the UNC School of Law. She has conducted research in the areas of privacy law, the First Amendment, copyright law and licensing. Klinefelter serves on the Advisory Board of the UNC Center for Media Law and Policy. She is also chair of the American Association of Law Schools Section on Law Libraries. Click here to watch a brief interview with Klinefelter in which she discusses the importance of online resources and issues surrounding intellectual property.

  • Jolynn Dellinger, program manager for Data Privacy Day at The Privacy Projects and former privacy and security counsel for Intel. More information about Data Privacy Day 2010 can be found at
  • Annie Anton

    Annie I. Antón, professor of computer science at North Carolina State University’s College of Engineering and co-founder and director of  Antón works with the organization, which is made up of a group of students and faculty at NCSU, Georgia Tech and Purdue University, to develop technology to help ensure that privacy policies are aligned with software systems. She also serves as a board member of The Future of Privacy Forum. Antón has received a number of awards, including the 2000 NSF CAREER Award, 2002 Computing Research Association Digital Government Fellow Award, the 2003 NCSU College of Engineering Pride of the Wolfpack Award and the 2005 CSO (Chief Security Officer) Magazine’s Woman of Influence in the Public Sector Award.

  • Woodrow Hartzog

    Woodrow Hartzog, Park Fellow at the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill School of Mass Communication. His research interests include privacy, online communication and information law. Hartzog was formerly a clerk at EPIC. He tweets as hartzog at

For more information about FutureWeb 2010 panel discussions, featured panelists and more, click here to navigate to the FutureWeb site. To register for the conference, visit the FutureWeb registration page.