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Is Google Ogling Our Bio-Data?

What happens to our personal bio-data when we send it into the cloud? Join us for a revealing breakfast discussion that explores the legal and policy issues that are emerging from data generated by wearable technology. Join the Brooklyn Fashion + Design Accelerator (BF+DA), in welcoming Rob Sanchez from ManufactureNY, Jonathan Askin from the Brooklyn Law Incubator and Policy Clinic (BLIP), Susan Scafidi, founder & academic director of the Fashion Law Institute at Fordham Law School, N. Cameron Russell from CLIP (the Center on Law and Information Policy at Fordham Law and Chris Kasabach co-founder of BodyMedia (acquired by Jawbone in 2013).

This 90 minute conversation will probe the implications of our personal data becoming available to others through the internet. Light fare and coffee.

Fashion Law Institute

Thanks to our co-sponsor, the Fashion Law Institute

Images courtesy Hexoskin.


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Co-moderated by Deb Johnson, Executive Director, BF+DA 

Rob Sanchez, Chief Strategy Officer for Manufacture New York



Chris Kasabach

Chris Kasabach
Chris is an educator, entrepreneur and non-profit leader. He is the Executive Director of the Watson Foundation in New York. Over the last 25 years Chris has worked with teams to use design skills to build innovative non-profits, for-profits and international projects in the areas of community development, connected healthcare, wearable computing and the arts including co-founding BodyMedia, Inc. in 1999, a company that pioneered the field of body mapping and body monitoring currently operating in 30 countries. He is the recipient of two Gold International Design Awards and over 25 patents and patents pending. His work has been exhibited widely including at the Smithsonian Cooper Hewitt Design Museum, SXSW, Vitra Design Museum, and as part of Mariko Mori’s Wave UFO at the Venice Biennale. He has been an invited speaker at conferences in China, East and South Africa, the United States and Europe. Chris is a Harvard Kennedy School Littauer Fellow, and a board member of Winterhouse Institute and Carnegie Mellon’s Athletic Association. BFA, Industrial Design/Carnegie Mellon, MPA, Harvard Kennedy School.

Susan Scafidi

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Susan Scafidi is the first professor ever to offer a course in Fashion Law, and she is internationally recognized for her leadership in establishing the field. She has testified regarding the proposed extension of legal protection to fashion designs and continues to work actively with members of Congress and the fashion industry on this and other issues. Her additional areas of expertise encompass property, intellectual property, cultural property, international law, trusts &estates, and legal history. Professor Scafidi founded and directs the nonprofit Fashion Law Institute, which was established with the generous support and advice of the Council of Fashion Designers of America and its president, Diane von Furstenberg, and is located at Fordham Law School. Prior to teaching at Fordham, Professor Scafidi was a tenured member of both the law and history faculties at SMU, and she has taught at a number of other schools, including Yale, Georgetown, and Cardozo.

N. Cameron Russell

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N. Cameron Russell is the Executive Director of the Center on Law and Information Policy. Prior to becoming Executive Director, Cameron served as a fellow at CLIP, practiced law as a partner in the Wender Law Group in New York, and worked as a music manager for then up-and-coming pop star Rihanna. In addition to his role with CLIP, Cameron teaches as an adjunct professor at Fordham Law School. Cameron earned his undergraduate degree from UNC-Chapel Hill’s Kenan-Flagler Business School and his J.D. from the University of Denver. He is also a magna cum laude LL.M graduate of Fordham Law School in intellectual property and information technology law. Cameron is admitted to practice in New York and California.

Jonathan Askin

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Jonathan Askin is a professor at Brooklyn Law School, teaching technology, telecommunications, and entrepreneurial law and policy. He is the Founder of the Brooklyn Law Incubator & Policy Clinic, which represents Internet, new media, communications and other tech entrepreneurs, startups, innovators and organizations on business development, policy advocacy and law reform. He is also the “Innovation Catalyst” for the Brooklyn Law Center for Urban Business Entrepreneurship. Jonathan is also a Visiting Professor at the Centre for Commercial Law Studies, Queen Mary University of London, a Fellow at the Columbia Institute for Tele-Information, an Adjunct Professor at Columbia Law School, and Founder and Advisor to iLINC, a network of legal support clinics for the European startup community. Jonathan also Chaired the Internet Governance Working Group for the Obama ’08 Presidential Campaign. He has served on the boards of many communications and Internet industry and consumer groups. Jonathan is an honors grad of both Harvard College and Rutgers Law School.



Tuesday, June 9, 2015
9:00 am - 10:45 am
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