New GPS technologies like Facebook Places, Foursquare, Twitter, and others can track, analyze, and share our movements in the public sphere.

But what are the privacy implications?

Will we be expected to take responsibility for our own locational privacy and reputation? What role will the government play in protecting our privacy, without severely hampering the economic potential of this market? What privacy-enhancing technologies are emerging that will enable consumers to choose how their personal information is shared?

On January 26, 2011, Microsoft is sponsoring a panel discussion, hosted by the Churchill Club, about the emerging concerns with locational privacy. If you live or will be in the San Francisco Bay Area, please plan to attend.


Laura Berger, Attorney, Division of Privacy and Identity Protection, Federal Trade Commission

Jim Dempsey, Vice President for Public Policy, Center for Democracy & Technology 

Brendon Lynch, Chief Privacy Officer, Microsoft

Michael Richter, Chief Privacy Counsel, Facebook

Owen Tripp, Co-founder & Chief Operating Officer, ReputationDefender

Moderator: Melissa Parrish, Research Analyst, Forrester Research



Parc 55 Wyndham Hotel, San Francisco | Directions

To make reservations and for additional information about the event (including cost) see

Location & Privacy: Where Are We Headed?