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Spaf to Speak at INITA Seminar Covering Data Protection

Thu, September 19, 2002General

Inita‘s October 4: New Economy New Rules seminar topic will be “Protecting Data:  Legal and Technical Issues.”  Eugene Spafford, Ph.D, Director of CERIAS, will be one of the speakers.

The law of the US (and of many other countries) provides substantial protection for inventions and works of authorship. But the core resource for many firms, especially biotech firms, sometimes includes a great deal of raw information - whether technical (genetic sequences, DNA profiles, factual databases, etc.) or economic (contact names and other data, customer preferences, tendencies, etc.). This session will introduce, as a primer, some of the technical and legal steps one can take to protect such “raw” information.

Presenters will include Roland Cole, Ph.D., Esq. - Barnes & Thornburg; Eugene Spafford, Ph.D., Director of CERIAS at Purdue University; and an Industry Commentator, David Ehinger, IT Security Manager, Rolls Royce America.

The INITA New Economy, New Rules series is held the first Friday of each month from 7:30 to 9:00 a.m. in the Ninth Floor Conference Room at Barnes & Thornburg, Indianapolis and locations in Bloomington, Ft. Wayne, Muncie, South Bend and West Lafayette.  To register for NENR, click here.

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