CLBR # 200: California’s New Privacy Law and Stupid Arguments

CLBR # 200

California’s New Privacy Law
and Stupid Arguments

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ian2Segment 1:  Ian Mitroff on Dumb, Deranged, and Dangerous: A Smart Guide to Combating Dumb Arguments

Ian I. Mitroff is currently an Adjunct Professor in The College of Environmental Design, University of California Berkeley. He is also a Senior Investigator in the Center for Catastrophic Risk Management, UC Berkeley. In addition, he is an Adjunct Professor of Health Policy, School of Public Health, St. Louis University, St. Louis, Missouri.

He is Professor Emeritus from the University of Southern California, where he was the Harold Quinton Distinguished Professor of Business Policy at the Marshall School of Business. He is the President of the consulting firm Mitroff Crisis Management, and is regarded as one of the founders of the discipline of Crisis Management. He founded and directed the USC Center for Crisis Management.

Known for his thinking and writing on a wide range of business and societal issues, Dr. Mitroff is the author of 29 previous books, including “Swans, Swine, and Swindlers: Coping with the Growing Threat of Mega Crises and Mega Messes,” “Dirty Rotten Strategies; How We Trick Ourselves and Others into Solving the Wrong Problems Precisely,” “A Spiritual Audit of Corporate America,” “Smart Thinking for Crazy Times,” “The Essential Guide to Managing Corporate Crisis,” “The Unbounded Mind” and “Managing Crises Before They Happen,” “The Subjective Side of Science: A Philosophical Study of the Apollo Moon Scientists.”


Segment 2 – California’s New Privacy Law with Chris Conley.

California Governor Jerry Brown has signed into law the California Electronic Communications Privacy Act (CalECPA).  The law seeks to update the federal  Electronic Communications Privacy Act which was first enacted in 1986.
(See Cyber Report post for details).

Chris Conley is the technology and civil Liberties policy attorney at the ACLU of Northern California, where his work focuses on the intersection of privacy, free speech, and emerging technology. As a lawyer and technologist, he has worked extensively on the connection between consumer products and individual rights, particularly concerns about third party “apps” that have access to social network or mobile device data without adequate controls or transparency. He has presented on technology and civil liberties issues before the Federal Trade Commission and at various conferences including SXSW Interactive and DEF CON, and has developed his own Facebook and mobile apps giving users greater transparency into the types and amount of personal data these apps can access.

Prior to joining the ACLU of Northern California, Chris was a Fellow with the Berkman Center for Internet & Society at Harvard University, where his research explored international Internet surveillance. He has previously worked as a software engineer and data architect for various corporations and non-profits. Chris holds a B.S.E. in Electrical Engineering from The University of Michigan, a S.M. in Computer Science from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and a J.D. from Harvard Law School.

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