I’m trying to organize a legal panel for the conference on Financial Cryptography and Data Security 2012. The 16th annual conference will be held at the Divi Flamingo Beach Resort in Bonaire. The subject of the legal panel will be
Privacy: Technology versus the Law.
The widespread adoption of PETS (privacy enhancing technologies) faces many obstacles including misunderstanding by corporate leaders, a lack of technical skills within organizations, and business case justification. Are laws and regulations another impediment? Regulators seem to favor one of two approaches: outright bans on the collection of information or requiring information to be collected and then attempting to layer security on top. What laws and regulations do our panelist consider as problematic and what solutions do we have for getting government to support rather than hinder the adoption of PETS.