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Navigating Privacy Laws when Developing and Deploying Location Tracking Applications

Location: Regency Ballroom #2 Level: Intermediate
Average rating: ****.
(4.33, 3 ratings)

The primary focus of the workshop is to (a) examine the current privacy law landscape, the likely extensions of those existing laws, and new legislation currently under consideration, all of which could help determine the technology winners and losers in the LBS market, and (b) provide practical suggestions on features and functions that developers should consider including in their products to increase the likelihood that their location tracking solutions will withstand scrutiny under the relevant privacy laws.

Marc Lindsey


Marc Lindsey is a partner in the law firm of Levine, Blaszak, Block & Boothby, LLP, where he practices technology law. For over 10 years, he has advised companies and large municipalities on a variety of information technology, e-Business, managed services, software, and custom system design and development legal matters.

Mr. Lindsey assisted the New York City Taxi & Limousine Commission (the “TLC”) in 2005 with the creation and implementation of the NYC taxicab technology enhancements program. Under the program, the TLC fostered the development and deployment of industry leading custom taxicab technology solutions – which included location tracking systems – in all NYC taxicabs.

Mr. Lindsey received his B.S.E.E. from Howard University, his M.S.E. (Systems Engineering) from the University of Pennsylvania, and his J.D., with honors, from the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill School of Law.

Prior to attending law school, Mr. Lindsey was a systems engineer for GE Aerospace where he specialized in software engineering and systems integration.

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Frank Williams
05/21/2009 8:43am PDT

Mr. Lindsey gave a pretty good presentation on the parameters and legal risks to be aware of with the LBS environment. I think he should be invited back and given time in the main ballroom sessions so everyone can hear. It would be useful if he could present some recent cases pertaining to. It would also be interesting to see a panel discussion with him, the ACLU, the EFF, and other privacy advocates. Considering LBS has significant stakeholders in the Government, it would be very cool to invite lawyers from germane organizations (AG, Intelligence Community, HPSCI/SSCI oversight) to join the fray. These discussions could be very illuminating.