Law and Disorder: Revision and Laws Affected by the Internet

In the culinary world, the proper pairing of food and wine is the recipe for a memorable meal. WCET is delighted to announce the perfect pairing of two internationally known experts on information technology law and policy in higher education. Tracy Mitrano, Principal with Mitrano & Associates, LLC and Richard Katz, Consultant with Richard N. Katz and Associates will review five major laws in need of revision due to the social, technical, legal, and market disruptions caused by the Internet.

These five legal areas are:

  • Copyright
  • Computer Fraud and Abuse
  • Export Control
  • Privacy (consumer and government surveillance)
  • Communications Law

Are your Internet-related policies and practices in compliance with the law and safeguarding your institutional teaching and research activities? Don't miss this informative presentation to learn what's changing relative to law, policy, and information technology in the U.S.

"Law and Disorder: Revision of Laws Affected by the Internet" will run for 60 minutes.


Tracy MitranoTracy Mitrano
Mitrano & Associates

Tracy Mitrano served as the director of Information Technology Policy at Cornell University for 12 years. Mitrano is a dynamic speaker covering complex legal, security, and policy issues related to IT in higher education. Before retiring from Cornell, she taught Computer Information Science and Social Policy at Syracuse University. Since 2012, she has been the author of the Inside Higher Ed blog, "Law, Policy and IT? ...the intersection where higher education, the Internet and the world meet (and sometimes collide)."


Richard KatzRichard Katz
Richard N. Katz and Associates

Richard Katz is the founder and chairman of Edudata, a Colorado-based research and analysis firm focused on the rapidly evolving e-learning market in higher education. He consults on strategy, technology, and performance and compliance management with governments, corporations, and colleges and universities worldwide. Katz served 14 years as vice president of EDUCAUSE and was the founding director of the EDUCAUSE Center for Applied Research (ECAR).


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