Data Collection, Privacy, and Competition

Silicon Valley Lawyers Chapter
Start : Thursday, December 10, 2009 05:30 PM
End : Thursday, December 10, 2009 07:30 PM

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Featured Speakers:
Joshua D. Wright
Gary Reback
Jason Cheadle



  • Gary Reback, Author, Free the Market: Why Only Government Can Keep the Marketplace Competitive and Of Counsel, Carr & Ferrell LLP
  • Joseph Bial, Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP
  • Scott Sher, Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati
  • Prof.  Josh Wright, Assistant Professor of Law, George Mason University School of Law
  • Jason Cheadle, President, Silicon Valley Lawyers Chapter (Moderator)

With the integration of the internet into vast areas of trade and commerce, the importance of being able to reach a large and targeted potential customer base is placing a premium on the retention of large amounts of private information that may then be used to sell goods and services. The privacy implications of this phenomenon have been much discussed. But does the practice of collecting private information raise competition issues? If so, how should competition concerns be balanced against the benefits consumers may gain from these practices? Is this a matter that warrants intervention by competition authorities? Is there a synergy between privacy and competition concerns or are they effectively separate inquiries?

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