2020 Summer Institute

Eleventh annual Information Privacy Summer Institute to be held virtually May 26 – June 12, 2020

The Center for Law + Innovation at the University of Maine School of Law will host its annual summer institute in privacy and information security law from May 26 – June 12, 2020. The eleventh annual event, which features courses taught by leading privacy professionals, will be held virtually. A special one-day Privacy in Practice Conference will also be held virtually on May 29, 2020 as part of the Summer Institute.

The courses in the Summer Institute and the Privacy in Practice Conference are open to both J.D. students (for academic credits) and existing attorneys (for ME CLE credits). The Conference is also open to the business community and non-legal professionals.

2020 Information Privacy Summer Institute

The COVID-19 pandemic has forced governments and private institutions to collect personal data in unprecedented ways, while increased use of new technologies (like teleconference platforms) have illustrated the importance of consumer privacy to a company’s brand. These practices have raised new legal issues for in-house and outside privacy counsel. The 2020 Summer Institute will take a multi-faceted approach to examine the multitude of privacy issues that have arisen as a result of this pandemic.

Courses in the 2020 Information Privacy Summer Institute are:

  • Global Privacy Law – Professor Gabe Maldoff
    12 ME CLE Credits/2 Academic Credits
    May 26-29, 2020
  • Privacy and Data Security from the Consumer’s Point of View – Professor Ryan Kriger
    6 ME CLE Credits/1 Academic Credit
    June 1-2, 2020
  • Healthcare Privacy and Security –  Professor Kirk Nahra
    6 ME CLE Credits/1 Academic Credit
    June 2-4, 2020
  • Privacy and Security Implications of Data Sharing – Professor Rita Heimes
    12 ME CLE Credits/2 Academic Credits
    June 8-12, 2020

All classes will be held virtually via Zoom. Legal professionals can register for courses online at: mainelawcommunity.org/2020-information-privacy. Law students should contact lawregistrar@maine.edu to register.

Privacy in Practice Conference

The Center for Law + Innovation at the University of Maine School of Law is pleased to partner with Pierce Atwood, the University of Maine Graduate and Professional Center, and the IAPP to offer a one day 6.5 ME CLE credit conference, virtually via Zoom, as part of the 2020 Summer Institute.

Dr. Nadia Rosenthal, Scientific Director at The Jackson Laboratory, will deliver the keynote address on “The Social, Economic, Ethical and Privacy Implications of Artificial Intelligence in Human Genomics.”  Portland, Maine, home to the recently announced Roux Institute of Northeastern University, is about to become a center of global excellence in Artificial Intelligence research and education. This will undoubtedly spawn new economic opportunities for the business community and additional work for lawyers in the region. The Conference will also feature speakers from MetLife, Accenture, the IAPP, and leading law firms to discuss ways in which AI technologies are being used in different industries and the ethical and data protection issues that arise from the use of these technologies.

The Conference is open to the public, and the cost to attend is $295. To register and view the agenda, please visit: mainelawcommunity.org/2020-privacy-practice.