On March 6, through rain, sleet and the blizzard that never appeared (but that closed several area airports), 40 privacy professionals from around the world attended DLA Piper’s Global Privacy Seminar in our Washington, DC office.

The event began with a keynote delivered by FTC Commissioner Julie Brill explaining the importance of mobile privacy and the FTC’s many education and enforcement initiatives on this issue. It followed with a panel on mobile privacy compliance in the US and Australia, a panel on keeping up with major shifts in the Asian and EU privacy landscape, and privacy and information management compliance deploying a “bring your own device” program internationally.

Participants included Accenture Global Privacy Director Bojana Bellamy and DLA Piper information law practitioners from our offices in the US, Australia, Hong Kong, Holland and France. After the discussion, guests were joined by UK Information Commissioner Christopher Graham and outgoing FTC Chairman Jon Leibowitz for a cocktail reception.