On February 16, 2012, Kelley Drye & Warren LLP hosted the seminar and audiocast, “Privacy in 2012: What to Watch Regarding COPPA, Mobile Apps, and Evolving Law Enforcement and Public Policy Trends.” The seminar highlighted regulatory and legislative developments in privacy and information security during the past year, with an emphasis on children's online privacy and mobile applications.
Peter Swire, a professor at The Ohio State University Michael E. Moritz College of Law and a Senior Fellow with the Center for American Progress, opened the seminar with a keynote address that gave historical context to the most recent regulatory efforts addressing consumer privacy. Professor Swire’s remarks were followed by two panel sessions that included six experts representing key industry representatives and the federal agencies integral to recent privacy initiatives. The first panel discussed children's online privacy and the Federal Trade Commission’s proposed revisions to the Children's Online Privacy Protection Rule. The second panel discussed various consumer privacy enforcement and regulatory initiatives relating to mobile apps.