The University of Maine School of Law is hosting its 14th annual Information Privacy Summer Institute from May 22 – June 8, 2023. Registration for these summer courses is open to professionals and J.D. students looking to enhance their credentials around issues of data security and information privacy.
A culminating event of the Institute is also a one-day Privacy in Practice Conference, which will take place on June 2 from 9 am – 4:30 pm. Attendance in summer courses is not required to attend the conference. This event features keynotes by Ryan Kriger, University of Vermont Lecturer, Attorney at US Federal Trade Commission Division of Privacy and Identity Protection, Former Vermont Assistant Attorney General and IAPP CEO Trevor Hughes, as well as a roster of seasoned in-house and outside privacy counsel, to discuss the legal and regulatory issues affecting organizations concerned about data management, consumer privacy, and artificial intelligence. Registration for the conference is limited to 60 participants and costs $295.
This year, the institute is offering four courses:
- Global Privacy Law- Taught by Gabe Maldoff, an Associate of Goodwin’s Data, Privacy, and Cybersecurity, this course will explore a global perspective on privacy, data protection, and international regulatory issues. Maldoff draws on his experience in this field both at home and abroad. Currently, Maldoff also serves as a member of the Arbitration Panel for the EU-US Privacy Shield Framework and is an adjunct professor at Maine Law.
- Artificial Intelligence Law and Policy– Justin Weiss, Associate General Counsel in Digital and Regulatory for Naspers & Prosus, will instruct this class. This firm is one of the largest technology investors globally, and Weiss oversees a team of attorneys in his role. This course will focus on the history and policy frameworks of artificial intelligence and how this area of law intersects with many other bodies of law.
- U.S. State and Federal Privacy Regimes- This course acquaints participants with the expanding network of privacy laws in the U.S. It will examine underlying policy tensions at the state and federal levels and dissect policy developments from the position of different stakeholders. Ryan Kriger, University of Vermont Lecturer, Attorney at US Federal Trade Commission Division of Privacy and Identity Protection, Former Vermont Assistant Attorney General will teach this course.
- Decentralized Data Governance- Instructed by Chinmayi Sharma, a Scholar in Residence at the Robert Strauss Center for International Security and Law and a Lecturer at the University of Texas at Austin School of Law, this course will examine the technological principles that form the foundation of the internet. Participants will spend the bulk of the time exploring how any shift toward decentralization impacts user data, necessitates trade-offs in values, and demands novel approaches to privacy and consumer protection generally.