Diversity and Data Privacy in the Digital World

  • 07 Nov 2018
  • 2 sessions
  • 07 Nov 2018, 3:30 PM 5:00 PM (CST)
  • 07 Nov 2018, 5:00 PM 6:30 PM (CST)
  • Microsoft, 200 E Randolph St #200, Chicago, IL 60601


  • Registration for those part of a government/non-profit organization.
  • Registration for employees of Microsoft.
  • Discounted registration for lawyers affiliated with IILP Ally organizations.
  • Registration for law students and non-working lawyers.
  • Complimentary registration for speakers and presenters at the event
  • Registration for sponsoring organizations and IILP Partner organizations.

If cost to register is a concern please contact Jenna Meyers at jenna.meyers@theiilp.com or call 312.554.2053.


If you would still like to attend, please email Jenna Meyers and jennameyers@theiilp.com or call 312.554.2053 ASAP. Thank you.

Amidst all the furor surrounding everything from Edward Snowden, the DNC, and Wikileaks, to Equifax, Facebook, and Cambridge Analytica, the implementation of the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), to who-knows-what’s-next, data privacy presents some of the most threatening and challenging issues confronting a technology-dependent global society. For the legal profession, these issues encompass not only traditional practice areas such as intellectual property, torts, insurance, and Constitutional Law, but open whole new areas of practice addressing some not-previously-contemplated legal issues: social media; e-commerce; and digital media marketing, to name a few. And, while it might not be readily apparent, the growth of these new and exciting areas of legal practice expand the dimensions of the profession’s traditional diversity and inclusion efforts. Consider:

  • How will differing cultural notions of data privacy and personal data protection obligations influence the adoption of new technologies and the evolution of new concepts such as data ethics?
  • Who’s getting the opportunity to practice and help shape these areas of the law?
  • How can racial/ethnic minorities, women, and lawyers who are openly LGBT or who have disabilities build subject matter legal expertise in these new and burgeoning practice areas?
  • Is diversity and inclusion in the legal profession sufficiently robust to act as a counterweight to logical, social, or cultural biases that may operate to shape privacy and data protection laws?
  • How will technology and law converge to shape digital inclusion in the legal profession?

Our speakers will compare and contrast diversity and inclusion practices and data privacy laws and cultural norms in Asia and the US and elsewhere to address these and other questions.

Join us for a robust discussion about what’s next on the forefront of global data privacy laws, related social and digital media, and how can diverse lawyers break into or grow their practices in them. 

There will be a reception following the program, from 5 P.M. to 6:30 P.M. 

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