The Economics of Privacy and Data Sharing: Consumer Surveys, Trends, and Damages

New York, New York
11 March 2015
Hosted By: NERA Economic Consulting

A NERA panel discussion featuring speakers from the Federal Trade Commission, Morrison & Foerster LLP, and Baker & Hostetler LLP

Amidst a seeming outbreak of high-profile data breaches in 2014 and 2015, privacy-related litigation covering both data breaches and the collection and sharing of personal information has been on the rise. In this rapidly evolving data privacy legal and regulatory environment, companies and their legal counsel need a good understanding of the regulatory climate, legal framework and practice, and the size of their potential exposure in order to make sound decisions.

This NERA breakfast and panel discussion will feature legal and economic experts from the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), Baker & Hostetler, Morrison & Foerster, and NERA. Darren Lubetzky, FTC staff attorney for the Northeast Region, will discuss current FTC enforcement priorities and key factors in evaluating potential cases for enforcement. He will also explore the FTC's priorities in the near term. The program will also cover the current state of the law by providing an overview of data breach, data collection, and data sharing legal, economic, and regulatory issues and feature insights from experts' case experiences. The panel will discuss settlement practices and trends for privacy and data breach cases and present approaches for quantifying the size of potential exposure in these cases.

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NERA Economic Consulting
1166 Avenue of the Americas
35th Floor, Auditorium
New York, NY


7:30 am
Registration and Continental Breakfast

8:00 am
Welcome and Opening Remarks
Sarah Butler, NERA Economic Consulting  


Insights into FTC Investigations and Enforcement Actions in Privacy and Data Security
Darren Lubetzky, Federal Trade Commission  


Overview of Current Cases in Data Breach and Privacy Matters
Mark David McPherson, Morrison & Foerster LLP  


Consumer Class Action Settlements in Privacy Cases
Dr. Stephanie Plancich, NERA Economic Consulting


The Use of Cy Pres Awards in Privacy Class Actions
Deborah H. Renner, Baker & Hostetler LLP  


Approaches to Damages in Data Breach and Privacy Cases
Dr. Jordan Milev, NERA Economic Consulting  


9:00 am
Question & Answer

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