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Workshop on Data Breach Aftermath and Recovery for Individuals and Institutions


The Forum on Cyber Resilience facilitates and enhances the exchange of ideas among scientists, practitioners, and policy makers concerned with urgent and important issues related to the resilience of the nation's computing and communications systems, including the Internet, other critical infrastructures, and commercial systems. Forum activities help to inform and engage a broad range of stakeholders around issues related to technology and policy in the context of cyber resilience, cybersecurity, privacy, and related emerging issues. A key role for the Forum is to surface and explore topics that can help advance the national conversation around these issues.

This workshop would focus on the topic of response mechanisms to remediate harm when massive data breaches occur.

An appointed ad hoc committee will organize a workshop to coincide with the winter meeting of the Forum on Cyber Resilience exploring the extent of the harms resulting from large-scale data breaches, the efficacy of different remediation actions, and ways to better help recover from breaches. The workshop will feature invited speakers from government, the private sector, and academia examining existing technical and policy remediations and exploring possible new mechanisms for better protecting and helping consumers in the wake of a breach.


The workshop will take place January 12, 2016 beginning at 12:30 p.m. at the National Academies Keck Center, 500 Fifth Street, NW, Washington DC. A draft agenda is below:


Workshop on Data Breach Aftermath and Recovery for Individuals and Institutions


12:30 p.m. Welcome and Overview
Fred Schneider, Forum chair

Empirical, Consumer, and Data Holder Perspectives

12:45 p.m.
Joel Reidenberg, Fordham University
Sasha Romanosky, RAND
Beth Givens, Privacy Rights Clearinghouse
Tom Murphy, University of Pennsylvania
Heather Adkins, Google

Legal and Policy Perspectives

3:15 p.m..
Bob Belair, Arnall Golden Gregory
James Harvey, Alston & Bird
David Vladeck, Georgetown University
Aaron Burstein, Federal Trade Commission

Wrap-up Reflections and Discussion

4:55 p.m..
Deirdre Mulligan, Forum member, University of California, Berkeley


Members, speakers, and attendees

A summary of presentations and discussions at the workshop authored by a rapporteur will be prepared.



Steering Committee

Fred B. Schneider, Chair
Fred Cate, Indiana University
Eric Grosse, Google, Inc.
Susan B. Landau, Worcester Polytechnic Institute
Deirdre K. Mulligan, University of California, Berkeley
Peter Swire, Georgia Tech


This workshop will take place on the afternoon of January 12, 2016 in Washington DC. Please register to attend here.