Privacy summit/webcast for Boulder application developers today at 4 p.m.

When local attorney JasonĀ Haislmaier had his one-on-ones with the latest batch of Boulder TechStars startups, a common question arose in each discussion:

What about data security and privacy?

As the use and pure number of mobile applications have grown, so have concerns surrounding how data and personal information are protected, Haislmaier said.

“From the (app) developers’ standpoint, what you’re starting to see are heightened expectations, or increased expectations, from consumers around data privacy,” he said.

The startup and app-developer hub of Boulder this afternoon will play a role in furthering discussions on the hot-button privacy topic when the University of Colorado’s Silicon Flatirons program serves as a host for an Application Developers Alliance roundtable

The Application Developers Alliance Boulder Privacy Summit — one of ten such events held across the U.S. — is aimed at advancing the discussion around data privacy and security related to mobile applications.

Haislmaier, who will serve as a panelist, said he hopes that the summit will heighten awareness around security and privacy in mobile and also provide practical takeaways for application developers so they could build in safeguards from the start.

Panelists at the discussion include: Tim Sparapani, senior adviser for policy and law at the Application Developers Alliance; Julie Brill, a commissioner of the Federal Trade Commission; Haislmaier, a partner at Bryan Cave HRO; Colin O’Malley, chief strategy officer, of Evidon; Scott Peppet, associate professor of law at CU; Nicole Glaros, managing director of TechStars; and Tracy Gray, partner at Holland & Hart.

The discussion is scheduled for 4 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. at the Wolf Law Building, Room 101, at the University of Colorado.

Fore more information about the summit series, visit

The summit also will be webcast at:

About Alicia Wallace

Alicia Wallace is the business reporter for the Boulder Daily Camera.
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