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Privacy & Cybersecurity Policy Academy

December 7, 2020 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm EST

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The COVID-19 pandemic has led states to face a multitude of privacy and cybersecurity concerns. This policy academy will share recent and forecasted legislative activity in the states and explore how privacy and cybersecurity issues have impacted every aspect of American life in 2020 including e-learning, health care, elections and telework.

Session 1 Speakers:

Sen. Joe Nguyen

Sen. Joe Nguyen was born in White Center, raised in Burien and currently lives in West Seattle. His experiences growing up in an immigrant community as the son of Vietnamese refugees and being raised by a single mother informs much of his service today.
As a technology focused legislator, Sen. Nguyen has used his experiences in the field to pass legislation that works to root out bias in services like facial recognition technology. SB 6280, passed during the 2020 session, sets in place strong moral guardrails that regulate the use of the technology given reports of its bias against people of color, trans people, and women.

Since being elected, Sen. Nguyen has used his time in office to advocate for those who have been historically underrepresented, and to push for progressive legislation that provides services to those in need. He prioritizes criminal justice reform, environmental health, and progressive tax reform. Sen. Nguyen is the vice chair of the Senate Human Services, Reentry & Rehabilitation Committee and a member of the Transportation Committee, the Rules Committee and the Environment, Energy & Technology Committee.

Sen. Nguyen grew up in White Center and lives in West Seattle with his wife Tallie, a former special education teacher in the Highline Public School District, and their three young children.

Sen. Hannah Beth Jackson

Hannah-Beth Jackson is a former prosecutor and practicing attorney, educator, and small business owner. She was elected to the California State Senate in 2012 to represent the 19th Senate District, which includes all of Santa Barbara County and western Ventura County.

A graduate of Scripps College in Claremont, California with a joint major in government and sociology, she received her law degree from Boston University Law School before returning to California to work as a deputy district attorney for Santa Barbara County. Eventually, she became the managing partner for the Law Offices of Eskin and Jackson, with offices in Ventura and Santa Barbara.

From 1998 to 2004, she represented the 35th Assembly District in the State Assembly.

Hannah-Beth has also co-founded two non-profit organizations, served as the first policy-maker in residence at UC Santa Barbara, and served as adjunct professor at Antioch University.

In the Senate, she is chair of the Senate Judiciary Committee and serves as a member of the Senate Committee on Natural Resources and Water, the Senate Human Services Committee, the Senate Labor and Industrial Relations Committee and the Senate Public Safety Committee. She is a past chair of the California Legislative Women’s Caucus.
During her time in the Legislature, Hannah-Beth has become known as an effective advocate for protecting the rights and privacy of Californians, protecting the environment, advancing legislation to reduce gun violence, supporting access to justice for all Californians, championing equality for women, advocating for commuter rail, improving access to early childhood education, and supporting veterans and veterans treatment courts, among other issues. She is the author of Senate Bill 358, the California Fair Pay Act, landmark legislation to strengthen California’s equal pay law and Senate Bill 826, first-in-the-nation legislation requiring more women on corporate boards. She was named by Huffington Post as one of 11 women around the country “blazing new trails” in American politics and the “state senator shifting California’s workplace culture” by the New York Times.

Hannah-Beth has received Legislator of the Year awards from a wide range of organizations and is the recipient of the prestigious California Women Lawyer’s Fay Stender Award, given annually to an attorney committed to affecting positive change with “zest, humanity (and) personal courage” who serves as a role model for women. An advocate for justice for women, children, and victims of crime for more than three decades, she helped establish the Santa Barbara Shelter Services for Women (now known as Domestic Violence Solutions) and Women Against Gun Violence. She is also a founding member and past president of the Santa Barbara Women’s Political Committee.

Hannah-Beth is married to retired Superior Court Judge George Eskin. She has a daughter, two stepchildren and six grandchildren. She and her family have resided in the district for more than 35 years.

Andrew Kingman, DLA Piper

Andrew A. Kingman counsels clients on state privacy and cybersecurity laws, regulations, and compliance. As Counsel to the State Privacy & Security Coalition, he represents leading technology, media, and retail companies as a legislative strategist and advocate on cybersecurity and privacy issues at the forefront of the policy arena in all 50 states. He was recently named a 2020 Massachusetts “Up and Coming Lawyer” by Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly.

Stacey Gray, Future of Privacy Forum

Stacey Gray, CIPP/US, is a Senior Counsel at the Future of Privacy Forum (FPF) and leads FPF’s engagement on federal and state privacy legislation. This team supports policymaker education around emerging technologies and data-driven business models, and building consensus towards a comprehensive consumer privacy law in the United States.

Prior to leading FPF’s legislative engagement, she spent several years focusing on the privacy implications of data collection in online and mobile advertising, platform regulation, cross-device tracking, Smart Homes, and the Internet of Things. At FPF, she has authored FCC and FTC public filings, and published extensive work related to the intersection of emerging technologies and federal privacy regulation and enforcement. Stacey graduated from the University of Florida in 2010 with a B.S. in Biology and a specialization in biotechnology, and cum laude from Georgetown University Law Center in 2015, during which she worked in privacy-related civil rights litigation as a law clerk for Victor M. Glasberg & Associates, and as a member of the civil rights division of the Institute for Public Representation.


Session 2 Speakers:

Fielding Greaves, ‎Senior Director, State & Regional Government Affairs at the‎ Advanced Medical Technology Association (AdvaMed)

Fielding works in coordination with AdvaMed staff to develop and implement advocacy strategies to influence policy issues at the state level and serves as a liaison to regional groups. AdvaMed member companies produce the medical devices, diagnostic products and health information systems that are transforming health care through earlier disease detection, less invasive procedures and more effective treatments. Prior to joining AdvaMed, Greaves was the legislative director for California Assembly member Jim Frazier and worked as an aide for Senator Bob Wieckowski and Senator Richard Pan, M.D. His professional career in state politics is supplemented by previous roles as Director for consulting firm JPM&M, and policy assistant for the California Chamber of Commerce.  Greaves holds a law degree from McGeorge School of Law, University of the Pacific.

Nakia Grayson, NIST

Nakia Grayson is an IT Security Specialist and part of the Privacy Engineering Program at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST). She supports the Privacy Engineering Program with development of privacy risk management best practices, guidance and communications efforts. She also leads Supply Chain Assurance project efforts at the National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence (NCCoE). Nakia serves as the Contracting Officer Representative for NIST cybersecurity contracts. She holds a Bachelor’s in Criminal Justice from University of Maryland-Eastern Shore and a Master’s in Information Technology, Information Assurance and Business Administration from the University of Maryland University College.

Duane Schell, CTO, ND

As Chief Technology Officer, Duane is responsible for the long term vision and strategic direction for infrastructure and service management across North Dakota’s state government and educational system. This includes acquisition, architecture, management, and operations of the state’s technology infrastructure including both compute and network services, end-user devices, and providing world-class service management in a manner that enables and empowers stakeholders and citizens.  He has been a part of the organization since 2001 and previously served as the director for the network services division since 2009.
A ND native, Duane enjoys many of the outdoor activities the state has to offer.   He is also actively involved in the community youth football program and spends as much of his free time as possible with his two children.  He holds a BS and MBA from the University of Mary and is also a certified public accountant

Quentin Palfrey, IDAC (Moderator)

Quentin serves as the President of the International Digital Accountability Council (IDAC).
Coming from a background in government, public policy, law and non-profit management, Quentin is a leader in consumer privacy protection efforts while supporting innovation economies and job creation.

During the Obama administration, Palfrey served as senior advisor for jobs & competitiveness in the White House Office of Science & Technology Policy and deputy general counsel for strategic initiatives at the U.S. Department of Commerce. In those positions, Palfrey played a leading role in efforts to develop baseline consumer privacy legislation centered on the idea of a consumer privacy bill of rights. He served as the lead White House staffer in connection with passage of the America Invents Act, the launch of the Patents for Humanity Initiative, and the re-launch of the Privacy & Civil Liberties Oversight Board. Prior to his time in the Obama administration, Palfrey served as the first chief of the Healthcare Division in the Massachusetts Attorney General’s Office, where he oversaw multi-million-dollar litigation and investigations against insurance and pharmaceutical companies and played a key role in decisions relating to the implementation of Massachusetts’ landmark healthcare reform law.

Palfrey has also led several nonprofit organizations, including J-PAL North America (MIT’s poverty lab), where he worked to improve the efficacy of social services in the areas of health care, economic mobility, housing, and education; Global Access in Action, a project of the Berkman Klein Center for Internet Society at Harvard University that seeks to improve access to lifesaving medicines for the world’s poorest populations; and the Voter Protection Corps, which seeks to overcome obstacles voters face to registering, voting, and having their votes count. Quentin was the 2018 Democratic nominee for lieutenant governor of Massachusetts.
Quentin is a graduate of Harvard University and Harvard Law School.


Session 3 Speaker:

Hon. Frank LaRose, Sec. of State-OH

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Session 4 Speakers:

Michael Hussey, Chief Information Officer, UT

Michael Hussey was appointed Chief Information Officer (CIO) for the Department of Technology Services in October 2015. He has been with the Department of Technology Services since 2006.

Hussey started his IT career while attending the University of Utah working in the Marriott Library as a help desk assistant providing support to patrons of the computer lab. As computer technologies advanced, so did the opportunities within the library and he was promoted to network manager. While network manager, Hussey created the largest CD-ROM database network in the nation, which was crucial to the university’s research purposes.

In 1995 Michael was hired in the Governor’s Office of Planning and Budget working as an integral member of the IT team serving the technology needs of Governor Leavitt. While in the office, he managed the network servers, email servers, routers and switches, and provided desktop support services. In partnership with legislative IT staff, he helped develop a solution to stream the audio from the house and senate floors to the internet.

In 2002, Hussey was part of the team which designed, developed and implemented a critical software application and statewide database for the Lt. Governor’s Office upon congressional mandate. Congress passed the Help America Vote Act (HAVA), which required states to have a centralized voter database.

In 2013, Hussey received the Governor’s Award for Excellence for Outstanding Public Service.

Hussey attended Brigham Young University and the University of Utah. He completed numerous technology courses and received certificates in network administration during his time in the IT industry.

Hussey was born in West Covina, California and moved to Utah with his family at the age of 15. He and his wife, Cammie, are the parents of five children: McKay, Sara, Brooke, Parker and Annaliese. Hussey has a passion for learning and enjoys staying current on emerging technologies. He also enjoys playing county rec. slowpitch softball and is a loyal University of Utah sports fan.

Dylan Gilbert, NIST, Privacy Policy Advisor

Dylan Gilbert is a Privacy Policy Advisor with the Privacy Engineering Program at the National Institute of Standards and Technology, U.S. Department of Commerce. In this role, he advances the development of privacy engineering and risk management processes with a focus on the Privacy Framework and emerging technologies.

Prior to joining NIST, he was Policy Counsel at Public Knowledge where he led and developed all aspects of the organization’s privacy advocacy. This included engagement with civil society coalitions, federal and state lawmakers, and a broad cross-section of external stakeholders on issues ranging from consumer IoT security to the development of comprehensive federal privacy legislation. He spent the early part of his career as a working musician and freelance writer in his native southern California.

Dylan holds a B.A. in English from the College of William and Mary and a J.D. from the George Washington University Law School.

Sec. Michael Leahy, Secretary of Information Technology, Maryland

Maryland Department of Information Technology Secretary Michael Leahy, is one of  the leading voices for innovation and cybersecurity throughout the Country. Secretary Leahy, is a strategic thinker with significant experience as a senior executive, attorney, regulator and policy maker and a track record of implementing practical solutions to complex financial, operational and regulatory questions for clients including individuals, local governments and Fortune 500 companies. Secretary Leahy is currently serving as Treasurer/Secretary for the National Association of State Chief Information Officers (NASCIO). He is also the founder and managing director of Ex Os, LLC, an entity pursuing technological solutions to the issues attendant to establishing a functioning exchange for making a market in personal information. He is also a member of the IAPP and served on its Publications Advisory Board. Leahy’s past experience includes work as an executive at the University of Maryland Medical Biotechnology Institute and an attorney at the Federal Trade Commission.


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December 7, 2020
1:00 pm - 5:00 pm EST
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