Bruce Hulme, Director of Government Affairs for Investigative and Security Professionals for Legislative Action (ISPLA) has been invited to take part in the Federal Trade Commission’s public roundtable discussions, a series of day long discussions on Evolving Consumer Privacy Issues. The first roundtable discussion in this series was on December 7th with the focus on exploring the privacy challenges posed by the vast array of 21st century technology and business practices that collect and use consumer data, including those of professional investigators. Mr. Hulme provided the profession’s position regarding the legitimate need for continued access to information by professional investigators.
The roundtable discussions will consider the risks and benefits of information collection and use in online and offline contexts, consumer expectations surrounding various information management practices, and the adequacy of existing legal and self-regulatory controls to address privacy interests. Roundtable participants will include stakeholders representing a wide range of views and experiences. The participation of the investigation industry is critical to counter-balance the legitimate concerns of privacy advocates and other industry forces.
ISPLA is concerned with the prospect of additional regulations and laws that limit the legitimate use of consumer information. Its participation, at the behest of the FTC, reflects on the association’s reputation among regulators and legislators as a significant and reasoned voice for the industry.
The second privacy roundtable discussion will take place on January 28, 2010. The event, hosted by the Berkeley Center for Law and Technology, will take place at the University of California, Berkeley, School of Law Booth Auditorium. ISPLA will be participating.
The mission of ISPLA is to monitor and identify critical legislative and regulatory issues in order to provide a forum for debate and discussion within the investigative and security professions and to serve as an advocate for these professions. To find out more about ISPLA and how you can support your profession go to www.ispla.org.
Investigative and Security Professionals for Legislative Action
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