Upcoming Events

“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!


2019’s Hot Topics in Information Technology Law

Wednesday, January 23rd — 5:30-7:00 PM

Ossian Law P.C. 701 Woodward Heights, Suite 117, Ferndale, MI 48220

Changes and ramifications of social media platforms’ treatment of user data, hacking risks of “smart cities”, a legal update on cyberinsurance, and new international and state privacy laws and regulations  are just a few of the topics that Information Technology attorney and Ossian Law P.C. Founder and CEO Kathy Ossian will cover in this annual informative and interesting session. Hear how new technologies may impact your organization and gain insight toward minimizing risk and liabilities. Complimentary admission includes heavy hors d’oeuvres. Networking from 5:30-6:00 with the presentation from 6:00 to 7:00. Space is limited so register here today!


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.