Data Privacy Day at SCU Jan. 28: Erika Rottenberg, LinkedIn GC

By Eric Goldman

Please join us for this event being held in conjunction with the Data Privacy Day. Free admission and no RSVP required. Erika is a long-time colleague (dating back to our Cooley Godward days) and I’m very interested to hear how she sees the world from LinkedIn’s perspective.


“Protecting Personal Identities Online”

Erika Rottenberg

Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary of LinkedIn

January 28th

12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Williman Room, Benson Center

Santa Clara University

Light lunch will be served

Part of the IT, Ethics & Law Colloquium Series cosponsored by the High Tech Law Institute; the Center for Science, Technology, & Society; and the Markkula Center for Applied Ethics.

On-line networking sites, such as LinkedIn, Facebook and MySpace, allow friends, acquaintances and/or professionals to connect and communicate with each other and have become an essential part of many people’s daily lives. While most of these communications and interactions enrich our lives and enhance our business productivity, sometimes they can become problematic, especially when inappropriate or harmful information is published online. Erika Rottenberg, General Counsel of LinkedIn, a professional networking site with over 34 million members, representing 170 industries in 200 countries, will talk about opportunities and pitfalls posed by on-line networking sites and how we can be smart users of the sites. This will be a moderated discussion followed by an audience question and answer period.

About the speaker: Erika Rottenberg is Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary of LinkedIn, responsible for LinkedIn’s worldwide legal matters, including privacy. Prior to LinkedIn, Erika served as General Counsel for two public technology companies, providing valuable experience in dealing with the regulatory policies and challenges specific to technology centric public companies. Most recently, Erika was Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary, for Nasdaq-listed SumTotal Systems. Prior to SumTotal, Erika was Vice President, Strategic Development and General Counsel of Creative Labs, the company that brought multimedia to the PC with the Sound Blaster sound card. Erika received her law degree from Berkeley’s Boalt School of Law and started her legal career at the Silicon Valley technology based law firm of Cooley Godward.