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“Social Media and User Data – Is the Pendulum Shifting?”

Thursday, December 20th — 7:00 to 8:30 PM

Inventor’s Association of Metropolitan Detroit (IAMD)

Lawrence Technological University, 2100 W. Ten Mile Rd., Southfield, MI 48076

Social media has become an integral part of our business and personal lives. In the wake of the Facebook-Cambridge Analytica revelations, social media platforms are facing increasing scrutiny on a number of fronts over user data policies and practices. Investigations by the Federal Trade Commission and state attorneys general and recent Congressional hearings have heightened calls for regulation. The pervasive nature of social media use and the lack of comprehensive privacy laws to date underscore the challenge of rolling out meaningful, practical regulations. Kathy Ossian of Ossian Law P.C. will cover:

  • Examples of use and sharing of data to disseminate false information and influence elections
  • Effectiveness of platform self-regulation of content, including hate speech and “fake news”
  • Impact of changes in data sharing practices on users, developers, advertisers and customers
  • Potential regulation models

Registration information coming soon!


PLI Social Media Law Addressing Corporate Risks “A View from the Trenches” (Kathy Ossian, moderator)

Friday, February 1st — 4:00 to 5:00 PM

PLI California Center, 685 Market Street, San Francisco, California 94105


Wednesday, February 13th — 4:00 to 5:00 PM

PLI New York Center, 1177 Avenue of the Americas, (2nd floor), entrance on 45th Street, New York, New York 10036

Registration for San Francisco and New York available here.


Kathy Ossian


J.D., Magna Cum Laude, Michigan State University College of Law

B.A., Economics, Michigan State University


Ossian Law, Founder & CEO, 2013-present

University of Phoenix, Advanced Certified Faculty Member, 2001-present

Miller Canfield, Senior Principal/Information Technology & Cyberlaw Section Chair, 1986-2013

Law Clerk to U.S. District Judge Robert E. DeMascio, 1984-1986

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