March 25, 2008
April 3, 2008 Meeting
Our speaker at our Thursday, April 3, meeting will be Frederick ("Rick") Joyce, chair of the Communications Group of Venable LLP. Rick's topic will be "Electronic Privacy Issues in the Government Workplace." Rick will provide information on the constitutional foundation for electronic privacy laws, the various privacy laws, and the various challenges agencies face because of the numerous electronic devices employees use both in and out of the workplace.
Rick Joyce has represented some of the world's largest Internet backbone service providers, interexchange carriers, wireless messaging, cellular and PCS operators, satellite providers, and other telecommunications companies in a variety of commercial transactions, certifications, ratemakings and other regulatory proceedings before state and Federal agencies, courts, and legislative bodies. He has written extensively and testified before Congress on these issues and is a frequent lecturer on telecommunications law, including at the last OGE ethics conference. Rick graduated magna cum laude with a BA from George Washington University and received his JD from Georgetown University Law Center. For those who feel like brushing up on this topic prior to next week, Rick has recently authored the following articles:
“Liability for All, Privacy for None: The Conundrum of Protecting Privacy Rights in a Pervasively Electronic World," Valparaiso University
"The NSA's Surveillance Program and Your Business: Why You Should Care About Hepting v. AT&T" BNA's Privacy & Security Law Report, August 21, 2006.
Our April 3rd meeting will take place from 12:15-1:30 in the OTS auditorium,