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Executive Forum Lunch: Between Privacy and Personalization

Thursday, July 15, 2010
12:00 PM - 02:00 PM
AT&T
1 River Oaks Place
San Jose, CA 95134


There is a tradeoff between functionality and privacy - the more personal information is shared the better services companies can provide and the greater the risk of invading a consumer's privacy. In the Web2.0 era, we want and need to be able to share our information with the right people, the right cloud services, and the right tools in order to thrive. Tools like LinkedIn have proven that there are business benefits to sharing information in a controlled manner, and Facebook and Twitter

There is a tradeoff between functionality and privacy - the more personal information is shared the better services companies can provide and the greater the risk of invading a consumer's privacy. In the Web2.0 era, we want and need to be able to share our information with the right people, the right cloud services, and the right tools in order to thrive. Tools like LinkedIn have proven that there are business benefits to sharing information in a controlled manner, and Facebook and Twitter have shown that our personal lives can be enriched by increased contact with our social graph. So really, privacy isn't the goal, but responsible management of personal data is - both for individuals and for the corporations that store our personal data. But knowing the "right amount" is a very difficult decision for consumers and businesses. Not only do we need to be aware of the information we offer today, but we need to be aware of the permanence of that data, and thus how it will affect us tomorrow. Security through obscurity never was a good policy, and privacy through obscurity is going to be just a short blip in the evolution of the Internet. In the future, nothing will be obscure. In this panel, we'll talk about the issue of privacy as it relates to the business and the individual. We'll touch on:

  • What should users know and do about online privacy?
  • What should companies know and do about handling private data?
  • Jump in with both feet, or cold turkey - what's right?
  • The "problem" posed cheap storage, cheap MIPS, and the deep web
  • The danger of changing a privacy policy (Facebook)
  • Legally, what levels of privacy can people expect from: their PC, web services, cloud services, offshore cloud services
  • ECPA reform which relates to the governments rights to access content stored in the cloud
  • Lawful intercept, wiretaps, CALEA, and conspiracies

About the Executive Forum: Executives from Telecom Council member companies gather quarterly over lunch for intimate, interactive discussions of the needs, technologies, and trends that are affecting their businesses. Executive Forum meetings, which are free for Telecom Council members, gather up to 40 senior-executives from across the telecom ecosystem and are open to C-level management in venture-funded startups and their large company colleagues. Non-member invited guests may also register for $200. If you meet the requirements of our Executive Forum and would like to be invited to these meetings, please send your credentials to council@telecomcouncil.com

 

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