Going Dutch? Collaborative Dutch Privacy Regulation and the Lessons it Holds for U.S. Privacy Law

Monday April 1, 2013, 12 pm 
George Washington University Law School
Faculty Conference Center

Join GW's International and Comparative Law Program and Dennis D. Hirsch, Professor of Law at Capital University Law School, in a colloquium on collaborative Dutch privacy regulation.

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Dennis D. Hirsch Bio

Dennis D. Hirsch is the Geraldine W. Howell Professor of Law at Capital University Law School where he teaches information privacy law, environmental law, administrative law, property law, and appellate litigation.  In 2010 he served as a Fulbright Senior Professor at the University of Amsterdam, Institute for Information Law (IViR), where he conducted research on Dutch data protection regulation and taught a course on Comparative Information Privacy Law. He is a faculty organizer of the IViR Summer Course on Privacy Law and Policy and returns to Amsterdam in the summer to teach in that program. He is also the founder of the "Privacylawprofs" listserv – an international forum for privacy law academics. Professor Hirsch is the author of numerous articles and a prize-winning textbook and has lectured nationally and internationally at universities, law schools, bar associations and conferences. His current research focuses on alternative forms of privacy governance including co-regulation and industry codes of conduct.

Professor Hirsch received his BA, summa cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa, from Columbia University. He earned his JD from Yale Law School, where he served as Articles Editor of the Yale Law Journal. He clerked for the Honorable John M. Walker, Jr. of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit and worked as an associate at Sidley & Austin in Washington, D.C. He currently serves as Counsel to the Firm at Porter Wright Morris & Arthur in Columbus where he practices in the areas of appellate litigation and environmental law.

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