10:00 am EDT - 11:30 am EDT

Past Event

Offshoring and Privacy: Consumer Data in the Global Economy

Friday, April 08, 2005

10:00 am - 11:30 am EDT

The Brookings Institution
Falk Auditorium

1775 Massachusetts Ave., NW
Washington, DC

The expanded offshoring of IT-enabled services abroad means U.S. companies are increasingly relying on foreign providers to process consumers’ personal data. Once abroad, U.S. federal law no longer applies to those foreign companies operating overseas.

At this Brookings briefing, representatives from Indian industry, the Department of Commerce, U.S. industry, and domestic consumer groups will take an in-depth look at the risks—real and perceived—as well as the measures currently in place and new measures under consideration by industry and government to protect consumers’ privacy while maximizing the benefits of globalization.