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Forum Global's 4th Annual Data Privacy Conference USA

September 13, 2022

Speaker: Aaron Cooper, Vice President, Global Policy at BSA | The Software Alliance

The collection and use of personal data are at the core of business models and innovation in today’s data economy. However, in the absence of federal data privacy rules and common transparency requirements, individuals have limited control over how their data is collected, used, and shared.

This panel will explore the complex convergence between the data privacy and competition regulatory spheres, their overlapping objectives, where these regulatory areas complement each other, and what tensions exist. Experts will discuss the extent to which these issues are appropriately addressed by President Biden’s Executive Order “Promoting Competition in the American Economy” directing the FTC to start a rulemaking process to strengthen consumers’ data privacy – by various bills being introduced by Congress and by industry players who continue to take further action to self-regulate by rolling out privacy-focused changes to their services. 

Speakers Include: 

  • Aaron Cooper from BSA | The Software Alliance; 
  • Maureen K. Ohlhausen, Section Chair at Antitrust & Competition Law and Partner at Baker Botts; 
  • George Slover, General Counsel and Senior Counsel for Competition Policy at Center for Democracy & Technology; 
  • Jane Bambauer, Professor of Law at University of Arizona; 
  • Ryan Nabil, Research Fellow at Competitive Enterprise Institute;  
  • Jonathan Cannon, Policy Counsel, Technology and Innovation at R Street 

More Information: https://dataprivacy-conference.com/ 


BSA | The Software Alliance (www.bsa.org) is the leading advocate for the global software industry before governments and in the international marketplace. Its members are among the world’s most innovative companies, creating software solutions that help businesses of all sizes in every part of the economy to modernize and grow.

With headquarters in Washington, DC, and operations in more than 30 countries, BSA pioneers compliance programs that promote legal software use and advocates for public policies that foster technology innovation and drive growth in the digital economy.


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