April 20, 2004
Dear Clients and Friends:
We are pleased to invite you to our firm’s Privacy Seminar. The Seminar will be entitled: The Protection of Personal Information: Strategies for Managing Risk Under US, EU and Japanese Privacy Laws, and will be held on Tuesday, April 20, 2004, at the Palace Hotel in Tokyo.
Unauthorized disclosure of customer data and other personal information is a risk that everyone faces in this electronic age. Many jurisdictions are also adopting anti-SPAM laws that affect how a company can promote and advertise its business. This seminar will cover current issues and developments under US, EU and Japanese privacy and data protection laws. In particular, this seminar will focus on issues impacting cross border data transfers, information management and electronic marketing and other promotional activities. We hope this seminar will help our clients better understand these critical legal issues and how they apply to your business. More importantly, we hope that this seminar will provide you with practical tools to limit the risk of data protection violations and to adopt appropriate data management policies.
Please find attached the program for this seminar and a reservation form. Attendance at this seminar is free of charge, and simultaneous translation from English to Japanese will be provided. This seminar will begin at 2:30 p.m., followed by a reception beginning at 6:15 p.m. To make a reservation, please complete the enclosed RSVP form and return it to us by facsimile (03-3214-6512) by Tuesday, April 13th. You can also register for this seminar by sending us an e-mail at email@example.com.
We look forward to seeing you on April 20th.
Morrison & Foerster LLP/Ito & Mitomi (Registered Associated Offices)
We place strict control on the use of your personal information. We will only use such personal information internally (including our overseas offices) and we will not disclose such personal information to third parties unless we obtain your prior consent or we are required to do so under exceptional circumstances, such as in accordance with applicable law.
< Program プログラム >
April 20, 2004, Tokyo/2004年4月20日 東京
2:30 - 2:40 p.m.
Welcome and Introduction
Kenneth A. Siegel, Managing Partner, Tokyo Office
ケン A. シーゲル 東京オフィス代表
Part I: Trends in Global Privacy
2:40 - 3:20 p.m.
US Approaches to Privacy Protection Affecting Global Business: Finding Your Way Through a Maze of Regulations
Miriam H. Wugmeister, Partner, New York Office
ミリアム・ウォグマイスター ニューヨーク・オフィス パートナー
3:20 - 4:05 p.m.
The EU Directive: How it Affects Your Cross Border Data Transfers and Information Management
David C. Warner, Partner, London Office
Karin G. Retzer, Associate, Brussels Office
デービッド C. ワーナー ロンドン・オフィス パートナー
カリン G. レッツァー ブリュッセル・オフィス アソシエート
4:05 - 4:35 p.m.
The New Japanese Law on Protection of Personal Information: Establishing Best Practices in a Period of Uncertainty
Mitsutoshi Uchida, Associate, Tokyo Office
Daniel P. Levison, Associate, Tokyo Office
内 田 光 俊 東京オフィス アソシエート
ダニエル P. レビソン 東京オフィス アソシエート
4:35 - 4:50 p.m. Break 休憩
Part II: New Important Regulations Impacting Communications with Your Customers and Other Matters: What You Need to Know About SPAM and Other Issues
4:50 - 5:05 p.m.
Setting the Framework: How SPAM is Regulated in Japan
Mitsutoshi Uchida, Associate, Tokyo Office
内田光俊 東京オフィス アソシエート
5:05 - 5:35 p.m.
The New EU Electronics Communication Directive: How it Applies to Your Business
Karin G. Retzer, Associate, Brussels Office
カリン G. レッツァー ブリュッセル・オフィス アソシエート
5:35 - 6:05 p.m.
The New US CAN-SPAM Act: It CAN Affect You and Your Business
Jay Ponazecki, Partner, Tokyo Office
ジェイ・ポナゼッキ 東京オフィス パートナー
6:05 - 6:15 p.m. Question and Answer Session 質疑応答
6:15 - 7:30 p.m. Reception レセプション
Morrison & Foerster LLP (provider # 2183) certifies that this activity has been approved for MCLE credit by the State Bar of California in the amount of 3.25 hours.
Morrison and Foerster LLP has been certified by the New York State Continuing Legal Education Board as an Accredited Provider of continuing legal education in the State of New York [8/20/2001 - 8/19/2004]. This transitional continuing legal education program has been approved in accordance with the requirements of the Continuing Legal Education Board for a maximum of 3.5 credit hours, of which 3.5 credit hours can be applied toward the Areas of Professional Practice requirement.
- Speakers -
Ken Siegel, Managing Partner, Morrison & Foerster Tokyo
Mr. Siegel is the Managing Partner of the Tokyo office and a partner in the Corporate Group of the Business Department. Mr. Siegel’s transactional practice focuses on the representation of high-technology companies in acquisitions, joint ventures, strategic alliances and other matters. Mr. Siegel received his B.A. degree, magna cum laude, from Amherst College in 1981 and his J.D. degree in 1986 from the University of Chicago Law School, where he was an editor of the University of Chicago Legal Forum. He also studied the Japanese language intensively at Stanford University’s Inter-University Center for Japanese Language in Tokyo and at the Johns Hopkins University’s School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS), receiving a graduate degree in International Affairs in 1983.
Miriam Wugmeister, Partner, Morrison & Foerster New York
Ms. Wugmeister is a partner in the Labor Department of Morrison & Foerster’s New York office and the head of the Firm’s privacy practice. Ms. Wugmeister regularly counsels clients regarding the collection, use, and transfer of personal data as organizations seek to comply with international data protection laws. Ms. Wugmeister has advised several global companies on multinational privacy compliance efforts including: the consolidation of Human Resources and customer data into a single database; global technology use and monitoring policies; and the implications of various national laws on direct marketing initiatives. Ms. Wugmeister also counsels clients on compliance with domestic and international anti-spam legislation. Ms. Wugmeister received her J.D., magna cum laude, in 1992 from Boston University School of Law where she was an editor of the Law Review. Ms. Wugmeister earned a B.S. degree in Philosophy and History of Western Thought from Brandeis University in 1986.
David Warner, Partner, Morrison & Foerster London
Mr. Warner is the head of the Labor Department of Morrison & Foerster's London office and a member of the Firm's privacy group. His practice covers all areas of United Kingdom employment law but with a focus on international reorganizations, mergers and acquisitions and senior executive issues including tax, share options, long-term incentive plans and compensation and benefit matters generally. He also has considerable employment law experience in all the major European Union Member States. He has acted for both the employer and the individual in hiring, terminations and complex structured agreements at senior levels in many industry sectors. He advises on international data protection and privacy law in particular with reference to the movement of employee data within the European Union and its export to Japan, the United States and elsewhere. He also has considerable experience setting up and enforcing non-compete, confidentiality and intellectual property protection arrangements within the United Kingdom and internationally. His clients have included governments, multinationals, investment banks and other major employers. Mr. Warner is a Master of Arts (Honours School of Jurisprudence) in the University of Oxford and a solicitor of the Supreme Court of England and Wales.
Jay Ponazecki, Partner, Morrison & Foerster Tokyo
Ms. Ponazecki is a partner in the Business Department of Morrison & Foerster’s Tokyo office and oversees the Firm’s Life Sciences and Technology Transactions Groups in Asia. She has over 15 years of international transactional experience and serves as principal outside counsel to numerous Japanese companies. Her practice focuses on the representation of pharmaceutical, biotechnology, chemical, food, consumer electronics and other technology companies in a broad range of international business transactions including strategic alliances, joint ventures, acquisitions, inbound and outbound licensing agreements, joint research and development collaborations, manufacture and supply arrangements, distribution, resale and co-marketing agreements and financings. She also assists clients with the adoption of global corporate compliance, trade secret, privacy and data protection policies. Ms. Ponazecki is currently Co-Chair of the Legal Services Committee of the American Chamber of Commerce in Japan and is proficient in Japanese.
Karin Retzer, Associate, Morrison & Foerster Brussels
Ms. Retzer joined Morrison & Foerster’s Brussels office in March 2000. Her practice focuses on electronic commerce, intellectual property law, and technology licensing. Ms. Retzer regularly provides strategic advice on worldwide privacy projects and assists with questions regarding the international transfer of personal data. She has drafted privacy policies and internal guidelines, notices, and data transfer and processing contracts for several multinational clients. She also counsels on data protection issues related to direct marketing and the use of e-mail and the Internet at the workplace. Ms. Retzer’s transactional experience includes software licensing and distribution and agency agreements, as well as services, outsourcing and various ISP contracts. Ms. Retzer further assists clients on intellectual property law issues, in which capacity she has defended the positions of technology companies in disputes and in various legislative initiatives. Ms. Retzer is fluent in German and English and has a working knowledge of French and Dutch. She is admitted to the Munich Bar and the EU Bar in Brussels, and is a member of the Licensing Executives Society (LES) and the German Association for Industrial Property and Copyright Law (GRUR).
Daniel Levison, Associate, Morrison & Foerster Tokyo
Mr. Levison is an associate in the Litigation Department of Morrison & Foerster’s Tokyo office. Mr. Levison has broad experience assisting clients with complex business litigation and international arbitrations. He counsels clients in a wide range of matters involving intellectual property, electronic commerce, antitrust law, securities, contract disputes, products liability, lender liability, and other issues. Mr. Levison also advises clients on a variety of public policy issues, including privacy and data protection. Mr. Levison obtained his A.B. degree, cum laude, in government and Asian studies and with distinction in all subjects from Cornell University in 1993, and his M.Sc. degree in public administration and public policy from the London School of Economics and Political Science in 1994. He received his J.D. degree from the University of Pennsylvania School of Law in 1997. From 1997 to 1998, Mr. Levison served as a law clerk to the Honorable Eduardo C. Robreno, United States District Judge for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania. Mr. Levison is admitted to practice law in New York, Pennsylvania and New Jersey, and is proficient in Japanese.
Mitsutoshi Uchida, Associate, Morrison & Foerster Tokyo
Mr. Uchida is an associate of Ito & Mitomi. He is engaged in general corporate matters including mergers and acquisitions, securities offerings and securitization projects. He also has experience in matters related to Japanese regulations governing investment advisory services and the creation of investment trusts including the issuance of shares in such trusts. Mr. Uchida also assists clients with the adoption of privacy and data protection policies. Mr. Uchida received his LL.B. from the Tokyo University Faculty of Law in 1999, and graduated from the Legal Research and Training Institute of the Supreme Court of Japan in 2000. Prior to joining Ito & Mitomi in October, 2002, Mr. Uchida was employed by one of the leading Japanese law firms. Mr. Uchida is a Bengoshi admitted to practice in Japan.
Palace Hotel Rose Room (2F)