Patient Privacy Rights (PPR) invites you to attend a panel discussion on what is being done to protect health care privacy as revelations of digital surveillance efforts are making headlines. The discussion, “A Teachable Moment: What Lessons Can Healthcare Take Away from the Revelation of NSA Surveillance?” will be held Friday, September 20, 2013, 12:00 pm ET. The event hosted by Microsoft is being held at the Microsoft Policy & Innovation Center in Washington DC. Boxed lunches will be provided beginning at 11:30am.
The event will be moderated by Daniel Weitzner, the Director and co-founder of the MIT CSAIL Decentralized Information Group. Formerly the U.S. Deputy Chief Technology Officer for Internet Policy in the White House, Mr. Weitzner’s work has resulted in many tremendous contributions to the development of Internet Public Policy, including the Obama Administration’s Consumer Privacy Bill of Rights.
Privacy is now first on the list of major issues in the digital era. Exposure of the NSA’s metadata monitoring has brought the issue into even sharper focus. The public’s overwhelming disapproval of the collection of their phone records without their knowledge or consent shows that they want more transparency, awareness, and control over what happens to their private information. Research confirms that this especially applies to their most personal and sensitive information of all: health records containing information about their minds, bodies, and DNA.
Our distinguished panel will explore the current privacy environment and what it means for consumers:
Director, MIT Decentralized Information Group
Deborah C. Peel, MD
Founder and Chair, Patient Privacy Rights (PPR)
Latanya Sweeney, Ph.D
Director, Data Privacy Lab at Harvard University
Staff Writer, Fast Company
Adrian Gropper, MD
Chief Technology Officer, Patient Privacy Rights (PPR)
Senior Editor, O’Reilly Media
Please RSVP to Ashley Hughes at firstname.lastname@example.org
We hope to see you there!