The Future of Privacy, from Ireland to America


Location: Virtual Event


The Law School is supporting its continued presence in Ireland and its partnerships with local firms and institutions in Dublin with an event The Future of Privacy co-hosted with Twitter on August 27, 2020. Join us as we explore privacy and law between Ireland and America and celebrate our Law School’s continued presence in Dublin and local partnerships.
Held in partnership with Twitter, this event explores privacy law in Ireland, its implementation in Dublin, and the effects on U.S. tech companies. A roundtable discussion and keynote will explore, among other issues, how the General Data Protection Regulation shapes our understanding of privacy and how compliance with the Regulation shapes the privacy practices of American technology companies in Ireland and around the world. The discussion will also touch on the relationship between privacy and innovation, and how different privacy regimes conceive of the trade-offs involved, including with respect to human flourishing and its accompanying values.


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Roundtable Discussion: Moderated by Mark McKenna, Professor of Law and Faculty Director, Program on Intellectual Property & Technology Law, Notre Dame Law School, with the following speakers:

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  • Damien Kieran, Global Data Protection Officer at Twitter
  • Christina Montgomery, Vice President and Chief Privacy Officer of the IBM Corporation
  • Rob Corbet, Partner at Arthur Cox in Dublin
  • Woodrow Hartzog, Professor of Law and Computer Science, Northeastern University School of Law
  • William McGeveran, Professor of Law, University of Minnesota School of Law
  • Dr. Eoin O’Dell, Associate Professor, School of Law, Trinity College Dublin, the University of Dublin
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Registration is required to attend the following event. The deadline to register is August 17. A link to the event will be sent to those who register.

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Notre Dame Law School has a continued presence in Ireland. Our law students may participate in an exchange program at Trinity College Dublin; and Faculty hold scholarly conferences at Kylemore Abbey in Connemara and with our Dublin Global Gateway. The Law School has also partnered with leading Irish law firms in Dublin including Whitney Moore, William Fry, A&L Goodbody, Mason Hayes & Curran, and Philip Lee, to allow select students to work at these firms as legal interns the summer after their first year of law school.

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