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JOL Regulating Social Media Symposium: “Data Protection, Third-Party Apps, and Advertising”

November 6, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

The Harvard Journal on Legislation will be hosting its annual Symposium on regulating social media.

In the second panel, Olivier Sylvain and Jared Rinehimer will participate in a panel discussion moderated by Kendra Albert.

Jared Rinehimer is an Assistant Attorney General in the Consumer Protection Division of the Massachusetts AG’s Office and is a member of the office’s data privacy and security team. He graduated from HLS in 2012, and was the Co-President of the Journal on Legislation.

Olivier Sylvain is a Professor of Law at Fordham University School of Law. His academic interests are chiefly in information and communications law and policy. He has written a variety of law review articles, essays, policy papers, news articles, op-eds, and blog posts on current problems in communications policy, online intermediary liability, privacy, and copyright. He is part of a team of legal scholars, research engineers, and social entrepreneurs to whom the National Science Foundation has awarded a multi-year grant to prototype an “edge-cloud” network that is to be owned and operated as a “common pool resource” for Harlem residents.

At Fordham, Olivier teaches Legislation & Regulation, Administrative Law, Information Law, and information law related courses. He is the Director of the McGannon Center for Communications Research. Before entering academia, Olivier was a Karpatkin Fellow in the National Legal Office of the American Civil Liberties Union in New York City and a litigation associate at Jenner & Block, LLC, in Washington, D.C. He is on the board of directors for the New York affiliate of the American Civil Liberties Union and teaches a class on modern American literature for local incarcerated men.

Moderator: Kendra Albert is a Clinical Instructor at the Cyberlaw Clinic and was formerly an associate at Zeitgeist Law PC, a boutique technology law firm in San Francisco. They received their JD from Harvard Law School in 2016. Kendra is also a Fellow at the Berkman Klein Center for Internet and Society and a writer and speaker on a diverse set of internet issues. Their work has been published in the Green Bag, the Harvard Law Review Forum, and WIRED. Kendra’s undergraduate degree is from Carnegie Mellon University, where they studied lighting design and history. Before starting law school, Kendra worked as a research associate at the Berkman Klein Center for Internet and Society, where they helped found They also served as the first head teaching fellow for CopyrightX, Professor William Fisher’s open online copyright course. During law school, they spent time at the Electronic Frontier Foundation, Cloudflare, and Public Citizen. With EFF, they co-filed and received a DMCA 1201 exemption request for video game archiving and play.


November 6, 2019
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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