Privacy Law in 60 Seconds
March 2, 2013
Introducing Privacy Law Fundamentals
February 21, 2013
Paul Schwartz on the Elements of PII 2.0,
February 16, 2012
Paul Schwartz on PII 2.0,
February 16, 2012
Paul Schwartz on the Right to be Forgotten,
January 24, 2012
Jules Polentsky, Future of Privacy Forum, Introducing Paul Schwartz,
January 24, 2012
On the Need for Tailored FIPs,
January 5, 2012
Paul Schwartz on Browser Privacy Mechanisms,
February 9, 2011
“The EU-US Privacy Collision,” Second Annual BCLT Privacy Law Forum,
Palo Alto, March 21, 2013
Audio (click here to listen)
This discussion focused on Professor Paul Schwartz’s article in the Harvard Law Review, “The EU-US Privacy Collision.” It featured commentary by Christopher Wolf of Hogan Lovells, Karl-Nikolaus Peifer of the University of Cologne Law School, and Michael D. Hintze of Microsoft Corporation.
“The PII Problem,” hosted by the Microsoft Innovation & Policy Center,
Washington, D.C., January 5, 2012
Podcast (click to listen)
This event focused on the Schwartz-Solove paper, The PII Problem, and featured participants from industry, government, and the private bar.
Privacy Professionals Applaud Possible White House Privacy Adviser Position
12 PVLR 826, May 13, 2013 by Joyce E. Cutler
Privacy advocates are applauding the news that the Obama administration is considering adding a chief privacy officer position as privacy increasingly becomes a global issue for U.S. companies. “I think that having somebody with privacy expertise in the White House would be great,” said Paul Schwartz, professor of law at the University of California Berkeley School of Law and codirector of the Berkeley Center for Law & Technology. “There’s so much that the president does, there’s so much stuff that the White House does, that cuts across so many areas where privacy expertise would be a plus,” he told BNA. Published reports suggested the administration is considering Nicole Wong, Twitter Inc. legal director for products, former Google Inc. deputy general counsel and vice president, and a graduate of the University of California Berkeley School of Law.
Data security — where’s a service provider to start?
Dodd Frank Update, June 14, 2013 by Nathan Marinchick
Data security was the topic of a June 12 session at the 2013 National Settlement Services Summit in Cleveland. Paul Schwartz, a law professor at Berkeley Law School and Director of the Berkeley Center for Law and Technology, urged service providers to embrace a higher standard of data security best practices. He also suggested five things service providers can do enhance their data security:
- Map data flows and assess the company’s risk profile;
- Develop and post privacy and security policies;
- Educate the company’s workforce;
- Secure the company’s data flows; and
- Develop an incident response plan.
Schwartz said enhanced data security standards can help a company distinguish itself from its competitors. “It’s a way of making your lenders happy,” Schwartz said. “You should be getting prepared if you have to face regulators and lender banks if they knock at your door.”
Comings & Goings
Wall Street Journal, June 9, 2013
Paul Hastings LLP is adding University of California Berkeley School of Law professor Paul Schwartz as a special adviser to the firm’s privacy and data-security practice. An information-privacy and information-law expert, he is a director of the Berkeley Center for Law and Technology and has written papers on international privacy regulations, cloud computing, governmental data mining and other privacy issues.
Paul Hastings Brings Aboard UC Berkeley Privacy Expert
Law360, June 7, 2013 by Juan Carlos Rodriguez
Paul Hastings LLP has added Paul Schwartz, a director of University of California, Berkeley, School of Law’s Center for Law and Technology, to its privacy and data security practice as a special adviser in New York, the firm said Thursday. “I’ve always been struck by the innovative nature of [Paul Hastings partner Thomas Brown’s] practice. He is really at the cutting edge of all kinds of interesting areas; the Internet, Web 2.0, payments, banking law and just how that is all changing. And there are really only a small group of firms that have the global reach and innovative practice in the tech area, and Paul Hastings is one of them,” Schwartz said. Schwartz said he’ll be assisting the privacy and data security practice and bringing the perspective of somebody who has written about a wide range of privacy issues, whether it’s privacy in the cloud, tort privacy, preemption in federal law and state law, data security breaches, analytics and big data.
Paul Hastings Adds Privacy and Data Security Thought Leader
Paul Hastings News, June 6, 2013
Paul Hastings LLP, a leading global law firm, announced today that Paul Schwartz, a professor at the University of California, Berkeley, School of Law, and a director of the Berkeley Center for Law and Technology, has joined the firm as a special advisor to the firm’s Privacy and Data Security practice. “It is an honor to be welcoming such a leader in the privacy and data security field to Paul Hastings,” said Behnam Dayanim, co-chair of the Privacy and Data Security practice at Paul Hastings. “Paul’s addition will bolster our ability to help our clients with their most complex international data privacy and security challenges. He also will bring a thoughtful and creative approach to navigating the legal challenges presented by the emergence of ‘Big Data’ and the explosion of mobile and other new technologies,” he added.
Paul Hastings Adds Privacy Expert
The Recorder, June 6, 2013 by Chelsea Allison
Paul Hastings is bolstering its privacy and data security practice with the addition of Berkeley Law professor Paul Schwartz as a special adviser, the firm announced. “Paul is one of the elite data security and privacy experts in the world, and a rare academic who is grounded in the real-world ramifications of this increasingly important field,” Thomas Counts, the San Francisco-based co-chair of the firm’s privacy practice, said in a statement. “His understanding of both the technology and the law and their global variations and reach present a rare combination which will allow us to offer clients refreshing unique and actionable advice.”
Schwartz expressed enthusiasm that many of the hypothetical issues he’d tangled with as an academic were playing out in real time in the high-tech space. “Silicon Valley is introducing all sorts of innovation, and with it, lots of complex legal regulation,” he said. “I’m excited to be part of the real front lines where the law hasn’t always exactly kept pace.”
Groups at Odds Over Possible Privacy Provisions in U.S.-EU Trade Agreement12 PVLR 909, May 27, 2013 by Katie W. Johnson
Industry and consumer protection groups are divided over whether a potential United States-European Union trade agreement should address data protection. The difference of opinion is detailed in comments submitted to the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) in response to an April 1 solicitation for public comments on a possible “Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership” (TTIP). It is “interesting that privacy is going to be looked at under the rubric of e-commerce,” Paul Schwartz, University of California Berkeley School of Law professor and co-director of the Berkeley Center for Law & Technology, told BNA. He noted that data protection is not a separate category on which the USTR requested comments. The discussion about privacy will likely “become[ ] part of a larger e-commerce discussion” and thus will be a “much bigger discussion with different regulators,” he explained.
ALI to Commence Restatement Project12 PVLR 602, April 8, 2013
The American Law Institute has tapped well-known privacy law specialists Prof. Paul M. Schwartz of the University of California Berkeley School of Law and Prof. Daniel Solove of the George Washington University Law School to lead a new project designed to compile information privacy law principles into a single volume, the Restatement Third, Information Privacy Principles. Shannon Duffy, director of communications at ALI, told BNA that the project team will be a balanced group of about 35 to 40 privacy experts from academia, the courts, and industry. Schwartz said that he and Solove will attempt to draft a volume that “is concrete enough to be explanatory but with abstract enough [principles] that we’d be good for ten to 15 years.”
Trade Agreements Offer Opportunity To Promote Privacy, Speakers Say
12 PVLR 508, March 25, 2013 by Joyce E. Cutler
International free trade agreements now being negotiated offer the opportunity to harmonize privacy regimes and avoid a potential privacy collision between the United States and the European Union, panelists said March 21 at a University of California Berkeley Center for Law & Technology privacy law forum. The European Union emphasizes limits on data collection, data quality principles, and notice, access, and correction rights for individuals, UC Berkeley Law Professor Paul Schwartz said. The European Union also has fair information practices, such as the principle that personal information can be processed only if there is a legal basis for doing so, he said. One of the multitudes of silver linings is that the EC proposed regulation calls for collaboration and data protection among a broad variety of actors, “so it sounds like harmonization networks and it sounds like it’s open to that,” Schwartz said. “To avert the privacy collision ahead, we need to think about accountability through transparency,” he said.
Jules Cohen & Paul Schwartz, D.C., January 5, 2012
Microsoft Innovation & Policy Center, D.C, January 5, 2012
Spiros Simitis & Paul Schwartz,
4th Annual Privacy Lecture, Berkeley, April 5, 2010