Join Us for a special EARLY ACCESS to the 16th Annual Virtual Meeting ISMPP U:

Data Privacy Protection: Which Way Forward?

This ISMPP U is open to non members for a fee of $49. Register to attend or join ISMPP and enjoy all the monthly ISMPP U webinars. Non-members who register for this ISMPP U will receive a special discount code to take 10% off the $720 fee to attend the Virtual 16th Annual Meeting of ISMPP

ISMPP members do not need to register as all members will be sent the web link 24-48 hours before the webinar. 

Wednesday, May 27, 2020
11:00 AM (EDT) / 4:00 PM (UK) 
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 Approved for 1 ISMPP CMPP™ recertification credit


Jon Bigelow, Executive Director, Coalition for Healthcare Communication


Karen Mittleman, PhD, ISMPP Board of Trustees Secretary; Former Senior Director, Global Medical Affairs, Publications Compliance Officer, Sanofi (Retired)

Webinar Overview:

Potential use of cellphones to track Covid-19 infection and “Zoombombing” of private calls only add to the public’s increasing worries about misuse and abuse of their personal information. In the US there is bipartisan agreement on the need for new data privacy and security regulations at the Federal level. But in what form? The issues are complex, the ramifications of “getting it wrong” are serious, Congress and the FTC have little expertise on the issue, new technologies and foreign policy issues loom, and a heated election season is already underway. This talk will discuss the differences in how the US and Europe have handled data privacy in the past, problems with the California Consumer Privacy Act as a de facto interim standard, issues in reconciling competing public interests (eg patient privacy vs access to clinical trial data sets), key alternatives Congress is debating, and what is likely to happen.

This special ISMPP U Annual Meeting preview session may be of interest to those wanting to learn more about the future of privacy regulation in the era of Big Data. You will have an opportunity to submit questions at the end of the webinar.

At the end of this session, participants should be able to:

  • Recognize how the US has been an “outlier” in its approach to data privacy historically, and how that influences policy makers today

  • Understand key factors policymakers are trying to reconcile in creating new regulations

  • Consider how the need for data privacy and security competes with other public interests, especially in health

  • Have a clearer idea which approach to data regulation is most likely to be enacted by the US and on what timeline

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  • For those unable to attend, the program will be added to the ISMPP U Archive shortly after its conclusion.

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Faculty Bios:

Jon Bigelow is Executive Director of the Coalition for Healthcare Communication, a nonprofit, bipartisan organization supporting the continued availability of accurate and credible health information across med comms, medical journals, digital platforms, advertising and marketing, and point of care education. He previously was CEO and President of KnowledgePoint360 Group, a leading provider of multichannel medical communications, consulting, benchmarking, and workflow solutions in the U.S., U.K., and Germany; President of Cliggott Publishing; President of the Association of Medical Media; and a consultant providing strategic support on health communications, pharma services, and health policy.

Karen Mittleman has over 20 years of experience in medical publication planning and development and was the Head of Publications within the Chief Medical Office at Sanofi prior to her retirement in 2018. Her role was to oversee development and review of scientific and medical publications across the Global Business Units and R&D. She also worked closely with Data Sharing and Trial Transparency groups within Sanofi for clinical trial data dissemination. Karen recently served as Secretary of the Board of Trustees of the International Society of Medical Publication Professionals (ISMPP) and currently serves on its Global Transparency Committee.

Karen received a BSc from Penn State University, a Masters degree in Exercise Physiology from San Diego State University, and a PhD in Environmental Physiology from Simon Fraser University, British Columbia, Canada. She was a National Research Council Resident Research Associate with the Diving Medicine Department, Naval Medical Research Institute in Bethesda, Maryland, and was a postdoctoral fellow in renal physiology at Rutgers University. She was an assistant professor in Exercise Science at Rutgers before moving to medical communications.