CLA/TIP Monthly Call – Washington Tackles Privacy (Wed Nov. 14 at Noon PT)

The California Lawyers Association’s Intellectual Property Section, Technology, Internet & Privacy Subcommittee’s November Call is this Wednesday, November 14th at Noon Pacific Time.

Dial-in number 855-520-7605 / Passcode 1211276419#



Part 1: Introduction

  • Welcome/Introductions
  • IP Institute Recap

Part 2: Presentation

Washington Tackes Privacy
with Joseph Jerome
Policy Counsel, Center for Democracy & Technology
(see biography below)

The passage of the California Consumer Privacy Act (CaCPA) has sparked calls for federal privacy legislation to preempt CaCPA and proposals are beginning to take shape. Privacy veteran Joe Jerome walks us through the proposals and gives us a preview of the privacy battle that lays ahead.

Part 3: Future Programming

  • Online Sales Tax After Wayfair (Dec. 4 Webinar) (see below)
  • Call for Webinar Proposals

Part 4: Closing

  • Announcements
  • December Call Preview

Notes: Joseph Jerome, CDT

Website / Twitter: @CenDemTech and @joejerome

Joseph Jerome is Policy Counsel for the Privacy & Data Project at the Center for Democracy & Technology. His work focuses on the legal and ethical questions posed by smart technologies, artificial intelligence, and digital advertising, and he is interested in promoting better transparency and user control mechanisms around novel uses of information across the Internet of Things.

Prior to joining CDT, Joseph was an associate in the cybersecurity and privacy practice at WilmerHale and worked on a wide range of consumer privacy issues at the Future of Privacy Forum. He has written articles on the privacy implications of big data, data portability policy, trust challenges in the online sharing economy, and emerging technologies in video games.

Joseph has a J.D. from the New York University School of Law, where he was an International Law and Human Rights Student Fellow. He is a Certified Information Privacy Professional.

About the CDT

CDT is a champion of global online civil liberties and human rights, driving policy outcomes that keep the internet open, innovative, and free.  At the Center for Democracy & Technology (CDT), we believe in the power of the internet. Whether it’s facilitating entrepreneurial endeavors, providing access to new markets and opportunities, or creating a platform for free speech, the internet empowers, emboldens and equalizes people around the world.

As a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, we work to preserve the user-controlled nature of the internet and champion freedom of expression. We support laws, corporate policies, and technology tools that protect the privacy of internet users, and advocate for stronger legal controls on government surveillance.

Headquartered in Washington, with an international presence in Brussels, CDT works inclusively across sectors and the political spectrum to find tangible solutions to today’s most pressing internet policy challenges





Tuesday, December 4, 2018, 12 noon – 1 p.m.

Throughout the history of online commerce, states have been prohibited from collecting taxes from out-of-state merchants under Quill Corp. v North Dakota. That was until South Dakota v Wayfair decided in June in a 5-4 decision which reversed Quill’sphysical nexus requirement since it had created “artificial competitive advantages.”

Matthew Schaefer, co-counsel in Wayfair, will explain what this ruling means, the parameters for states seeking to collect sales taxes under this ruling and Congressional legislation to clarify how the process should work.

Matthew Schaefer, a partner at the law firm Brann & Isaacson, has focused for nearly 20 years on state tax matters and contested proceedings before courts and administrative tribunals. He was co-counsel before the U.S. Supreme Court for the respondents in South Dakota v. Wayfair Inc., 135 S.Ct. 2080 (2018) and for the petitioner in Direct Marketing Association v. Brohl, 135 S.Ct. 1124 (2015). Matthew advises numerous e-commerce vendors, multi-channel merchants, and trade associations, and has represented the challengers in nearly every leading court case testing the constitutionality of state “economic presence” laws that impose burdensome tax and regulatory obligations on remote sellers.

Matt is a co-author of ‘Eyes on eCom Law,’ a blog that reports on legal developments of interest to direct marketers and online sellers.


From Our Sister Internet Law Committees

Business Law Section

Internet & Privacy Law Committee

The California Consumer Privacy Act: A State Law with an International Impact

Joshua de Larios-Heiman will give an hour-long lecture on the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) of 2018, California’s sweeping new privacy law. The lecture will provide an overview on how the CCPA will widely impact businesses and individuals alike, prompting changes in privacy policies, contracts, and data handling practices at both statewide and national levels.

Thursday, November 15, 2018
University of San Francisco
Fromm Hall, Xavier Auditorium
2497 Golden Gate Ave
San Francisco, CA 94118
Register Now


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