Data Protection and Privacy Town Hall 2012

Monday, January 16, 2012



The Online Trust Alliance (OTA) announced the 2012 Privacy and Data Protection Town Hall, to be hosted on Tuesday, January 24 from 7:30-10 a.m. at the Mid-America Club. 

The event will feature speakers from the Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce, Federal Trade Commission and a panel of business and internet security including executives from comScore and TRUSTe. 

Speakers will address the challenges businesses are facing as it applies to their business practices, data security and privacy practices.

The OTA 2012 Data Protection & Breach Readiness Guide will be reviewed as a tool to provide prescriptive advice and guidelines to aid businesses to proactively develop a plan to minimize data collection, enhance data protection and to create a customer-centric incident response plan. 

When: Tuesday January 24, 2012, 7:30 - 10 a.m.

Where: Mid-America Club, 80th Floor Aon Center.  200 East Randolph Drive, Chicago, IL   Phone:  847.582.0289  



  • Chris Babel, CEO of TRUSTe

  • Steven Baker, Regional Director, Federal Trade Commission

  • Gian Fulgoni, Chairman of comScore, Inc.

  • John Robertson, Executive Director, Small Business Development Resource Center, Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce

  •  Craig Spiezle, Executive Director & President, Online Trust Alliance

Why Attend:

  • Understand the trends, challenges and opportunities of data collection & privacy.

  • Learn the importance of privacy best practices and the fundamentals of "privacy by design".

  • Review the OTA's 2012 Data Protection & Breach Readiness Guide, to aid businesses in preventing, defending and responding to data incidents.

  • Enhance consumer trust and confidence in your business and brand reputation.

The 2012 Privacy and Data Protection Town Hall is underwritten with support from comScore, TRUSTe, OTA and the Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce, in support of Data Privacy Day. 

Data Privacy Day is an international initiative to promote awareness about how information is collected, stored, used, and shared, and education about privacy practices that will enable individuals and business to protect their data. Attendees will receive a copy of OTA's 2012 Data Protection & Breach Readiness Guide.

Following the Town Hall, OTA will hold a complimentary webinar on Wednesday, January 25 at 9 a.m. PST, to review the guide and steps for all businesses to take to protect their data.  This webinar is on Wednesday, January 25 at 9 AM PST.  Information and registration can be found at

About The Online Trust Alliance (OTA) Formed in 2004, the Online Trust Alliance (OTA) is a global non-profit organization representing the Internet ecosystem, supporting user choice and controls, protection of critical infrastructure, privacy and data governance, promoting marketing best practices and self-regulation. The OTA’s mission is to develop and advocate best practices and public policy which mitigate emerging privacy, identity and security threats to businesses, online services, brands, government agencies, organizations and consumers, thereby enhancing online trust and confidence.


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